Embrace Your Inner Carrie Bradshaw

Embrace Your Inner Carrie Bradshaw

You're money should always be right where you can see it, hanging in your closet.
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Okay, I now realize that some of you may be thinking about a different Carrie. Maybe you’re thinking about the Carrie who had pigs blood dropped on her by her classmates at her prom, who then went on to use telekinesis to kill everyone. If that is true, you are thinking about the Carrie that was created by none other than a graduate of the University of Maine, Stephen King.

(Bullying is bad, everybody, remember that)

I am not talking about that Carrie at all, and will never talk about that Carrie, due to my aversion to horror movies.I’m talking about none other than one Carrie Bradshaw, a curly-haired, tutu wearing, shoe-obsessed columnist who braced our tv screens during the early 2000’s.

Alright, I just remembered who my audience was. I’m talking about a curly-haired, tutu-wearing, shoe-obsessed columnist who is gracing our laptops via HBO Now.

(Go get yourself that student discount, you deserve it.)

Embrace the inner Carrie Bradshaw that we all have, embrace her already. Spend your money on clothes because clothes can actually make you happy! Put yourself first! When in doubt, buy yourself a good pair of heels, because a good pair of heels will make you feel like you can take on the world. Do the job that you want to do. Ask your best girlfriends for help when you need it and help them too.

Don’t change a single thing about yourself. Don’t make yourself Carrie Bradshaw if you’re really Charlotte York or Samantha Jones or Miranda Hobbes. Don’t make yourself into something that you are not, and don’t let me or anyone else tell you that you should. Embrace what you already have on the inside. Improve yourself without changing yourself. Put yourself first.

And embrace your inner Carrie Bradshaw.

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1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

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My Top 5 Favorite Quotes That Keep Me Going in Life

"Failure is a detour not a dead end street" - Zig Ziglar

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Here they are:

​"Failure is a detour not a dead end street"​ - Zig Ziglar

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Let me start off with my all time favorite quote. If I ever need motivation or I feel like giving up, I search this quote up first. It is the best quote to tell you that failure is never the end because so many people seem to think so when something small goes wrong.

"Try and fail but do not fail to try"- Jared Leto

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The best thing about this quote is that it goes for everyone. We can try so hard and still not get something right because that is just a part of life, but if we completely stop trying, there is nowhere to go from there because we're putting all of our effort to waste and that's not fair to ourselves. Everyone and anyone can simply try to accomplish something.

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams" - Oprah Winfrey

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You can look at this quote in a couple of ways. You can think about what Oprah had in mind when she said this or you can just do what she says. I think we spend too much time thinking about what we could have done or pleasing others to please ourselves. We could either overthink every single step we take or we can set an open mind and take the risk to happiness. I don't know about you, but I prefer the second one.

"You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens"- Rumi

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It seems like there is no possible way to ever look at this quote positively, but I beg to differ. This quote tells us that we might go through heartache but as we recover, we get stronger. Once we build up our full strength and something/someone hurts us, we can face it in a different way. Sometimes we feel like we have no value anymore but the truth is that we are just building false meanings for ourselves.

"Every day is a new day"

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One of the shortest quotes, but the most meaningful. If everyday is a new day, then why should everyone always worry about what happens on that day? Every day is a new day and every day can be a better day.

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