I saw a preview for an episode of And Just Like That and Charlotte said something that really, really stuck with me. I can’t recall the exact quote but it was along the lines of “You know what. Women apologize to the whole world all day long, every day and I am sick of it. Sorry, not sorry.” It hit my like a truck. She’s right. Completely and utterly right. I spend my whole day apologizing for either perceived wrong doings or out of worry I have or will offend someone simply by existing as myself. Shit my job is 50% apologizing (most customer service is right?). It devalues apologies and their sincerity. Why is it women always apologizing? Men definitely don’t apologize for everything they do. Don’t get me wrong, if I have wronged you I will whole heartedly apologize; I am just done apologizing for all the rest of it. I am done apologizing for speaking my mind and relating my feelings. I am done apologizing for things that aren’t my fault. I am done apologizing for taking up space. I. am. done. apologizing. all. the. time.
…they are reviving Sex and the City and I have mixed feelings.
I LOVE Sex and City. When I was a park ranger and without internet or cable that was one of my only DVD sets. I watched it a lot. I have watched it steadily since I was 19. It’s one of my go to shows when I don’t know what to watch. It was really groundbreaking for the time. Women talking openly about sex and how wonderful and frustrating being a single in your 30’s can be. This show will pick up the story with the women in their 50’s. If the show follows in suit, it might be a little preview of my future life (but I will have less money). I have some of my favorite life lessons presented in this show. One that particularly comes to mind is when Charlotte exclaims that Carrie, Samantha, and Miranda are her soul mates. It was a big declaration for the character who above all believes in perfect love and soul mates.
I am of course excited to have more of one of my favorite shows of all time, but I don’t want them to ruin it. What more is there to explore? Even the second movie addressed menopause already. AND it wont have Samantha in it. I am just not sure I am on board for a remake without the whole crew. Here’s to hoping it’s a great continuation of the story. Now I will have to pay more money to get HBO Max. Oy – dang you HBO!