When we moved from Texas to Colorado I learned really quick that the phrase "go big or go home" defined a Southern girl. I quickly found out I was a fish out of water and had to learn to adapt to a more relaxed style. I did not enjoy this change at all!, it made me feel completely unsettled.
A trip to the mall was suppose to help me, but what it did was horrify me because no one had on makeup! And even worse was the fact that they had their hair pulled back with a headband. Most traveled very well on a bicycle...and seem to have a water bottle everywhere they went.
What I finally learned was they were...HEALTHY...and it wasn't so hot outside that you would die on a bike in the summer. As I thought about this I reconsidered my life so far and decided that this would be like an extended mountain vacation.
I never gave up my make-up, refused the headband, not a bike girl, but I did get a really pretty water bottle. Hey , it was a fashion accessory!
Southern girls are known for their sweet smiles. We are taught by our mom's that we can smile through anything. My mom could smile and make anything seem like a good idea, even things like grounding me for a week! To go along with that smile, we have that Southern twang that makes us sound like Scarlett. I have been known to use that at times to get what I want, but when you leave the south, it doens't work as well. Then they just look at you and say.."I'm sorry, what did you say...and where are you from?" So many times I wanted to say "New York City", but Southern girls are never rude to strangers! I have learned that women everywhere have their own little clubs and could write this from a Northern, Eastern, Western or Midwestern view. We all are the product of our environment and the nicest thing is...we all are women and love being us!
Happy Easter to everyone, enjoy the celebrations at your church & with your family! Those of you that aren't Southern...if you need a menu, decorating ideas, etc...ask a Southern girl to help, she has a 3-ring binder somewhere full of ideas!