But, you can’t take the South out of the country belle.
Recently, I found two articles on Buzzfeed abouth the South. One is titled “21 Signs You Definitely Grew Up in the South” and the other “21 Things No One Tells You about Leaving the South.” As I read through the articles, I couldn’t help, but think how true most of these points were and how closely they resembled my life.
To narrow things down, I chose my top 5 favorite points (because apparently I love top 5 favorite lists, right?!?) from each list about living and leaving the South.
“21 Signs You Definitely Grew Up in the South”
1. You know you have an accent, too, thank you very much.
2. ‘Y’all’ is the only way you know to address two or more people.
3. Summer is so humid that walking feels more like swimming.
4. For college, you went to either a small, unheard-of liberal arts school or a massive university with 50,000 other kids. (Small unheard-of liberal arts school for me!)
5. You’re still called ‘sweet pea,’ ‘darlin’,’ and ‘honey; when you go home- and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
“21 Things No One Tells You about Leaving the South”
1. Manners are something you’ll take with you, but not always get in return.
2. No other tea can come close to the goodness that is homemade sweet tea.
3. When you use Southern sayings like “bless your heart” or “goober,” no one will know what you’re talking about.
4. If you move up North, you’ll have no idea how to deal with a “real” winter.
5. In the end, you know that no matter where your travels take you, the South will always be home.