Blogtember! Where I Come From

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Boy, do I have a treat for you...Blogtember!

I am so glad that Jenni has started another monthly blog challenge. Remember, Blog Everyday in May? I may have not excelled at that in the least. But call me crazy for even attempting it a month before my wedding. Yea, I was a bit crazy I'd say in May.

I digress. Starting off Blogtember, 
Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.

I am from a super tiny place called Harmony. Yes, it exists and it isn't some sort of made up place.

It has trees, plenty of farms and a lot of wide open space. It's the place where you have to travel a bit to find the nearest stores. It was also a very simple place where dishes were left in the sink in order to have more time to spend with family. And speaking of family, they showed up whenever they pleased which made us a very close family.

I am a country girl.

I love walking barefoot it the opportunity presents itself. The ground doesn't scare me and my husband asks time and time again, " Why don't you have shoes on?" when I take out the garbage

I love my space and can't wait until the day I have my own backyard to relax in. A pool would be a plus to that equation. Oh, and that backyard I had? It had a horse. 

I open the windows and let the breeze in any opportunity I can get. I grew up with no air conditioning so I still yearn for the fresh air. But during the heat wave, you best believe my new age central air was running up a storm. 

My grandfather was a farmer. Like legit, had a farm, mom grew up on a farm kind of thing. 

And speaking of the family that showed up whenever they wanted, we are all a bunch of crazies. We all have a disdain for the phone and have a hard time keeping in touch. My mom was the center of that family and when she was gone it was as if everyone was lost as to where to gather and what to do. We all have too many emotions and opinions of the other. Might be where my judginess came from. Thanks, fam.

My parents separated when I was 11 which means I had to grow up pretty fast. My mom was essentially a single mom and would work 2 jobs, come home late. So I became pretty self sufficient and independent at an early age. It is something I struggled with when I first met Brian and still struggle with now that we are married. I  was raised to be independent and it's hard to let go of the reins sometimes. 

It is also what instilled such a hard working attitude in me. I saw my mom working so hard to support her two kids that I knew I needed to work as hard to help her out. I had my first job at 15 and had 3 jobs at the age of 17. I bought my first car with cash and paid for all my car expenses (insurance, registration, repairs) from day one. I do not expect to be handed anything and would always sneak my stuff through the check out and pay myself so my mom wouldn't have to pay.

But funny thing, I really stink at saving money now. Take me back to when I was so good at it please.

So that's where I come from and what makes me, me!

And just because..


  1. There's something about being from a small, country town that cannot be replaced. :)
    Feeling a kinship, girl. Happy blogtember!
    Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

  2. My parents divorced when I was 11 as well. It really does force you to grow up and become an adult faster. One thing I like about where I live is that I'm never very far away from fields and farms. :) I love fresh air, and grew up 'windows open' until it was too hot to function. I always prefer windows down in the car, with the sunroof open and the music loud. :)

  3. I would love to one day live in the country and just get away from the busy and noisy city!

  4. I'm jealous of your fields and farms. And that's just how I like to drive too!

  5. Definitely a kinship with us small town country girls!

  6. I always thought I'd move tot he city but then I never knew what I was thinking. But I'm sure it has it's perks just like the country!

  7. I can relate to having to take care of yourself and not having any financial help from parents! Nice post.


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