Is it just me or is there something empowering about curling up on a Sunday evening with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda & a bottle of nail polish (and/or wine)?
Okay so maybe that is just me. I’ve loved S&TC since long before I ever should have – prompting my mother to hate that I liked it – prompting me to like it more…. vicious cycle.
And while I no longer have HBO or COSMO tv to rely on for a non-stop circuit of reruns, I do have illegal downloads via the internet for nights dedicated to goal setting where a little inspiration from NYC’s finest (fictional) women could come in handy.
I learned a funny thing about advice recently: it is a lot easier to give advice than it is to take it. A few weeks ago I was talking through a big decision with a coworker when I gave her one of my favourite tips: write it down. It wasn’t until I heard the words leaving my mouth that I realized it was the very advice I needed, too.
I happen to think lists are magical and have the power to solve the majority of our daily problems, but beyond this supernatural ability I also know that I’m a visual learner. I had been spending weeks trying to figure out what comes next in my own life, juggling a thousand ideas at a time – but unlike every other aspect of my life – neglecting to write them down.
I’ve since created three diagrams on the inside of my bedroom wardrobe that plot different life paths and plans. In some ways this visual plotting has slowed me down as each of three concepts manifest into many more choices, but it has also highlighted the common threads between the big picture ideas. Not surprisingly, having even the faintest clue of what the next step might look like has given me a whole lot more inspiration in my goal setting.
Carrie Bradshaw’s walk-in closet gave me an extra boost, too.