10 Times Carrie Bradshaw Was Actually Relatable

It’s been 12 years since Sex and the City went off the air, and yet we still quote the show at least a few times per day. What made Carrie Bradshaw brilliant was the way she teetered her quietly feminist views on top of four-inch heels, while what made her unforgettable was her refreshingly hopeless romanticism, which continues to inspire us through times that try our own belief in love. While not every scenario our beloved heroine engaged in felt realistic—since when can columnists afford thousands of dollars of designer shoes and clothing?—the show did have many moments in which Carrie was just so us. In honor of Sarah Jessica Parker’s birthday today, we’ve compiled ten of those timeless situation where Carrie Bradshaw’s travails felt oh-so-familiar.

Click Through To See 10 Of Our Favorite Carrie Bradshaw Moments

The Time She Left An "Angry Voicemail"... on Berger's Friends

The Time She Stood Up For Single Women Attending Endless Showers

The Time She Refused To Change For A Man

The Time She Overshared On A First Date

The Time She Developed Big-Specific OCD

The Time She Justified Moving to France

The Time She Realized Where All Her Money Went

The Time She Perfectly Expressed How We Feel Most Days

The Time She Made Fashion Girls Everywhere Feel Less Alone

The Time She Decided That No Matter What, She Was Going To Be Okay