For eighteen years I lived in Macon, Georgia where the sweet tea flows like water, grits are a breakfast staple, churches are on every street corner, double names are popular, and “yes mam” or “yes sir” is the correct answer to each and every question. And, I’m here to tell you, all these aspects of Southern life are a foreign concept to New York Natives. Nonetheless, I never wanted anything more than to become a New York University Fighting Violet, so when my acceptance letter arrived two years ago, I of course accepted. Overall, these past 3 semesters have been filled with quite a bit of learning experiences. When I first arrived, I tried to camouflage my Southern upbringing. However my love of Vera Bradley and constant use of "y'all" quickly proved to much to hide. There's no denying it, I'm a Southern Belle who's been relocated to most urban city in the world. Through this blog, I hope to show what it really means to be a real Southerner in the City. Post updates will range form crafts on a college budget, meals made with microwaves, and other funny tidbits of my life here in NYC. I think my Southern roots are something to be celebrated, so I hope you enjoy.