Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ten Things I Love About The South

This week my job has me placed in Louisiana and not only is this my first visit to this beautiful state but I am falling more in love with it every day! The girls here tell me I'm in the "deep South" now and that my home of North Carolina is just "the South". I guess I didn't know there was a difference till today! For those of you who don't have the blessing of living anywhere in the South, I thought for today's post I would do something fun and introduce you to why I love the South. So here you go, here's my list:

SEC Football: If there is one thing you learn about me today it's that I love me some football; I could seriously watch it all day! My junior year of high school I fell in love with the South Carolina Gamecocks and to this day cheer for them every game. When I was in college my school didn't have a football team, which allowed my love for the Gamecocks to grow even more. To make the game of football even better, put two SEC schools up against each other and you have my attention for hours!

ACC Basketball: In my humble opinion, there is no better conference than the ACC when it comes to basketball. Who can deny the biggest rival in basketball being Carolina vs. Duke? Well growing up I have always been a Carolina Tarheel fan. Carolina is where my dad and boyfriend both attended undergrad and I love the atmosphere of being in the "Dean Dome" on game days!

Our Southern Drawl: No where else in the world can you say "y'all" and get away with it! It is just something about Southern dialect that makes my heart smile.

Southern Plantations: Words cannot describe my love for Southern Plantations...but pictures can!

Four Seasons: I am quickly learning in my travels that it really is true when people say some parts of the country "don't have" all four seasons. I love experiencing snow in the winter, beautiful flowers in the spring, ice cream days in the summer, and sweater days in the fall. 

Pearls: I am sure that you've heard it before but almost every girl in the South owns a set of pearls. I am a little obsessed with mine in the fact that I wear my pearl earrings probably 5 days a week! But hey, I mean they go with any outfit :-)

Sweet Tea: No explanation...all I can say is when I landed in Louisiana after spending the last two weeks in Philly, first thing I got was a large sweet tea.

Food: Chick-fil-A, Cookout, Bojangles: If you ever visit North Carolina, you must go eat at these three places. Yes, they are all considered fast food but your life will forever be changed. Chick-fil-A is quickly expanding around the country but Cookout and Bojangles will forever be a southern staple. 

Pace of Life: While I love big cities, I don't know if I could fall in love with the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here in the South we take things a little more slow, and as I like to say I just love looking around at life. Families and communities mean the world to us southerners and play a huge part in our upbringing. 

"Bless Your Heart":  Only in the South will this phrase be heard. And really the phrase says it all!

What are some of your favorite things about where you're from?


  1. Love all of these! Great post!


  2. You pretty much summed up being southern in a nutshell. SEC football is the best, hands down! (Go Dawgs!)


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