Have you been reading The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell, about Carrie Bradshaw’s teen years? I finished and loved it and wanted to share my favorite part. From the first page of Chapter 6:
I’ve had boyfriends before, and frankly, each one was a disappointment.
There was nothing horribly wrong with these boys. It was my fault. I’m kind of a snob when it comes to guys.
So far, the biggest problem with the boys I’ve dated is that they weren’t too smart. And eventually I ended up hating myself for being with them. It scared me, trying to pretend I was something I wasn’t. I could see how easily it could be done, and it made me realize that was what most of the other girls were doing as well — pretending. If you were a girl, you could start pretending in high school and go on pretending your whole life, until, I suppose, you imploded and had a nervous breakdown, which is something that’s happened to a few of the mothers around here. All of a sudden, one day something snaps and they don’t get out of bed for three years.
I found this hysterical and terribly relateable (brilliant hubby aside – thank you lawd). You too? It seems like something all girls go through and, if you’re lucky, you wake up and grow out of someday. Do you have a favorite part from The Carrie Diaries? Please share below!