ok so here's the thing.
i am from new jersey.
born and raised.
when i was 18 i moved to pennsylvania for five years to attend college.
then i moved south.
and i have lived here for 13 years.
so, i'm quite the oxymoron.
i love to cuss (i do. bad.),
i love to say yous guys,
i love to laugh about fart jokes,
i love to cheer very loudly for my beloved penn state.
but i also love sweet tea,
i love the Lord,
i love potlucks,
i love saying y'all and ma'am and yes sir.
i am the epitome of a damn yankee.
i am a mutt.
a potpourri of the north and the south.
but ya know, over the years, i've learned to embrace my north meets south personality.
i'm ok with a cheese steak or a hush puppie.
i'm cool with the way i pronouce water (i do say wudder.)
and i'm cool with the way i proudly tell the children to fetch a buggy at publix.
bless my heart.
i like it.
i like that about me.
i like me.
and it's taken me 36 years to be able to say that.