November 21, 2016

Homegrown Girl


Over the weekend, my husband and I visited my hometown.  It was great spending time with my family, visiting my home church and even eating burgers from one of the hometown favorites.  Even though this seemed like a normal trip home, there was something special about this visit.  You see, I'm from a very small town called Mt. Olive, North Carolina.  We're known for pickles and the University of Mount Olive.  There is no mall, no movie theater and you best believe, everyone knows each other.

As I was growing up, I always wanted to be from somewhere else.  I had big dreams that I felt didn't fit the small, country town theme.  I couldn't wait to go away to college and even though I was in school only an hour away, it felt like hundreds of miles away.  I loved being around new people, in a faster pace area and being only minutes from so much entertainment.  I felt like I could finally be myself; however, this weekend I finally realized that my hometown is a big part of who I am.

Even though Mt. Olive is small, it has taught me so many things.  Mt. Olive is one of those places where people say hello to you just because, it's quiet at night and there's literally no traffic.  My hometown taught me to be kind, treat people how you want to be treated and to always dream big.  I left home yesterday realizing that I'm really proud of where I'm from and I hate I ever wished differently.

Lane Bryant Hat
Who What Wear Teddy Bomber Jacket
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Lane Bryant Mid-Height Ankle Boot
Target Bucket Bag

What do you love about your hometown?

God bless & stay fab,


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