Sunday, July 29, 2018

What Bridget Jones and I have in common

What a raging succes were the Bridget Jones' books.
We all loved her. Her clumsy charm, akwardness, the fact that she wasn't perfect, but still a hopeless romantic.
I thought I would devote this blog to what I have in common with Bridget Jones. One of my favourite fictive characters.


Remember that incident where Bridget made a tumble of the bike in the gym? I have totally been there! I was doing some hardcore biking at one of those spinning cycles when I stopped, my legs felt all wobbly and I had no balance. So, I fell with my ass on the machine right next to the bike. Thank god, it was quiet at the time.

Another situation that is simular is that time in the fitting room of a store.
(This scene is only in the book by the way)
I had seen this cute dress that I wanted to try on and grabbed my size. But the dress was rather tight around the chest. Once put on, I didn't manage to take it off resulting in an episode of me trying to desperately trying to take of that dress in the fitting room.


I can just be as awkward as Bridget is. When in a surrounding where I'm not sure what is expected of me, I can get quite uncomfortable. When being hired at my last job the manager introduced herself to me. Instead of replying with my name as any normal person would I replied: Ayay captain! Rose is reporting to the ship.
She just glanced at me in suprise and didn't quite know what to say.

Everlasting weight battle

I have been battling my weight since early twenties. I know the struggles and the jojo effect all too well. In the last book she was on healthy weight, but became pregnant.
I would see that kind of irony happening to me as well.

She's had her bad boys and her mysterious introvert guys

I have been there. The charming, all talk, but no walk type. The type of guy that will replace his old pair of shoes with new ones before throwing them away. Then later trying to charm me again. Yeah, uhm no thanks then!
But I've also had my Darcy. 

The introvert, and mysterious one. Hard to swoon, based on logic, but romantic deep down.

Not giving up

When Bridget had to leave her job due to bad boy drama, she didn't give up and found a new career in television. I've never given up on mine either. Once I lost a job, it took me only a day or two to start applying for new ones.


Just like Bridget, I keep a diary for my own sanity. Writing a diary helps to get life experiences out, and gives the opportunity to reflect on them later.

Writing this blog post was incredibly fun to do.
Which makes me wonder: what do you have in common with your favourite character?
Would you consider blogging it?

Love and blessings,


  1. Oh I love this, what a fun idea for a blog post! You did make me giggle at Aye Aye Captain although I can imagine how embarrassing it must have been at the time :) I'm not sure which literary heroine I identify with, I'll have to give it some more thought and then I might blog about it! x

    Lisa |

  2. Great post, I have loved Bridget Jones for years, love the books and the movies and I’ve always related to her too! It’s so refreshing that she isn’t the typical woman! X

  3. Have written a very similar post on my blog 😂😂 it’s amazing how we all see parts of ourselves in Helen Fieldings awesome character!

  4. This is such a good idea for a blog post and a very good read! Definitely by far one of the best blog posts I’ve ever read!! Loved it xx