Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NYC for Now, Texas Forever

From Arkansas to Alabama to the Carolinas, I have been able to talk with some incredible Southerners of New York. Their stories have made me laugh, made me think, and encouraged me. More importantly, I hope that they have done at least one of those things for you. For my last interview I figured I would answer a couple questions myself!

Chelsea//Deer Park, TX

What do you miss most about the south?
I miss the outdoors, just sitting on my back porch on the swing with my mom, watching my brothers throw the football while the American flag is blowing in the wind. I miss driving my car, and having my own room. All of the freedoms that come with living in the south. I miss my family and my best friend. I miss knowing exactly where everything is and knowing that things aren't just going to suddenly go out of business and disappear. There’s a level of certainty that is present in the south, and that’s comforting to me.

Do you think that you will ever move back to the south?
Lord, I hope so. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening really soon though. When I first moved here I would practically count the days until I could move back, but then I realized how much time I was wasting. I live in one of the greatest cities in the world, and I should be enjoying it. I now feel like I have the rest of my life to live in the south, but only a few more years to live here and have the experiences, the hardships, the adventures that come from living in New York City. The south will always be my home, and someday I will return.

New York City for now, Texas forever.


  1. I can't believe this is your last blog post! I wish you could do this blog forever! I love it! ��

  2. So many things will challenge you, this for one ! You've dug in, come up to the great expectations that you set for yourself; therefore, Chels, be proud of your accomplishment, as you saw it through. Each interview was strong, complete, and spoken from their 'hearts' ! Thanks, Girl, for shining, once more as you always do in everything you take on ! Love Always, NANA-!

  3. I've enjoyed reading your blogs and being able to witness this journey you are on. I wish you well on all your future endeavors and it's inspiring to see a young lady in these days to remember who she is and where she comes from. No matter where you go, you will carry a little piece of the South with you! God Bless!!!