Why I Turned Down The “Big City Dream”

Barn edited“Why’d you choose to move down here when you could be living and working in the city?” This is a question I’m asked a lot. People are genuinely curious as to why I wouldn’t move to the city, where my parents live, and work a big corporate PR job and make tons of money.

My answer has never changed.

I moved to South Georgia for college. I spent four wonderful years in a small college town where there is nothing to do but to go to the local bars and drink enough where you’re no longer bored, ride dirt roads (miles and miles of them around here), or attend house parties.

But the University is not what made me fall in love with the area. The small town feel mesmerized me. Ever since I was little id tell my family and friends that I wanted to live on a farm and marry a southern boy. I’m not sure if it was my love for animals or just the completely different culture.

honey suckle editedSo go ahead, ask me… “”Why’d you choose to move down here when you could be living and working in the city?”

The thought of making more money is something no logical person would ever be opposed to. For me, getting stuck in Atlanta traffic for a good hour or more after my 9 to 5 shift is far from appealing. Speaking with people of MANY different cultures, states, and mindsets compared to the simple and sweet southern hospitality of everyone you meet, there’s no question which id rather do. Money is not worth it for me.

tree 2 editedThe pictures in this blog are worth a thousand words. Mile after mile I drive around this town and immediately see something new I want to capture. The area is absolutely beautiful. Sure, it may be extremely hot during the summers and the gnats are very aggravating. But I would never trade the gorgeous vast fields and bright green grass God produced for us for some man-made concrete.

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If you have never been to Georgia, or anywhere in the south…add it to your bucket list. I promise you that the crazy incest hillbillies that the media portrays the south to be is far from what you will encounter. Sweet tea, porch swings, sunflower fields, huge oak trees and a smile from a stranger will keep you here.

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Alexis

Lets get her hitched!

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Watching one of your best friends get married is a beautiful thing. You may cry, smile, or faint cause you hate the dude, but this day was perfect! My sorority Big married her best friend, Caleb, Saturday and I am beyond happy for her.

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The venue was absolutely gorgeous. It was in Marion, South Carolina at a little southern ranch. The ceremony was held outside next to a pond with a fountain that spewed water right behind the pastor as he sighted the sacred words that bonded the two together. All of us bridesmaids wore dresses that matched her maroon colored flowers on her bouquet and carried hydrangeas in our left hand with Caleb’s handsome groomsmen locked in our right arm.

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The second best thing about this wedding was being able to share it with all of my best friends! Being in a sorority made it easy for Megan to choose her bridesmaids, and of course, most of us all happened to be AOll’s. The weekend was full of bonding and feeling like beautiful young women, doing each other’s makeup and hair and not to mention our boyfriends got to bond as well. Side note: The photographer loved us because we were so good at posing for pictures. You can thank sorority recruitment for that!!

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This past weekend has truly given me wedding fever. Ever since I was a young girl I have dreamt of the day that I would get proposed to, where it would be, how I would react, and so on and so forth. I am such a sucker for love. God has placed a man on the earth for every woman to feel loved. I am so glad that I got to witness Megan live out God’s plan. I am definitely that girl who keeps a jar of “wedding plans” and sticks cutouts of wedding magazines in it for me to pull ideas from one day. haha! I just can’t help it. It will truly be the best day of my life.

With that being said… I’d love to hear your wedding stories! What was the theme? What color were the dresses? How many bridesmaids did you have? Let me know. I live for these things.

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-Alexis