I have decided to rant about something very close to my heart at the moment – falling in love with fictional characters. I have decided to use this as a topic because I have still not come back to reality since my idol liked one of my photos on social media. This woman was Sarah Jessica Parker, or Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. She is New York City’s ultimate single gal, relatable writer, and the first and probably only woman to manage to marry Mr emotionally unavailable.Yes, like I said before, this is fiction. The reason she noticed my photo was because I tagged her in my outfit picture. The outfit was very Carrie and I completely styled it on her fashion sense. I wore it to NUI Galway as I was giving a talk at the Writers’ Society Convention. I really enjoyed it, it was a great day. After a mixture of nerves and excitement, ending the day with a like from Sarah Jessica Parker was the cherry on top. To others this may have seemed like just a bit of luck that a famous actress liked it, but to me, no matter how cheesy it may sound, this was a seal of approval from Carrie Bradshaw, an achievement that I will never let go of, and a motivation to keep doing what I love.
You see so many people obsess over things such as Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones etc, the list is endless, and this is what Sex and the City is for me. It is an escape from my own life and a place to take advice and learn from. SJP didn’t like my photo from her own point of view, she liked it as Carrie Bradshaw. So for anybody who likes to remind me that Carrie Bradshaw isn’t real, just remember that she is for single girls everywhere. Whether you’re Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda, the show may have ended years ago, but the era of struggling single girls hasn’t.