September 3, 2013

Blogtember - Where I come from

Some of your probably remember the Blog Everyday in May challenge. Well I have decided to pick up it's new sister challenge, blogtember. It's the same idea--we are given a predetermined topic to write on each day. I am determined that I am going to finish each topic. So determined, in fact, that I am already going ahead and scheduling them throughout the month. That is so unlike me, but maybe it will be good for getting me into the habit! So here we go with day one!

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

I grew up in a tiny town in Northeast Georgia--best described as about halfway between Clemson and Athens. You have probably never heard of Elberton before unless you are from that area. The only thing we have going for ourselves is our dying granite industry. Growing up, I was probably one of the few friends I ever had that actually said, "I wouldn't mind living here." After moving off to college, meeting new people, and learning that there was life outside my small town, I cannot stand to go back. 
Don't get me wrong, I miss small town life, just not life in my small town. 

The best and worst parts of growing up where I did, was the fact that everyone knew everybody. Being a teenager in a small town, you could never do anything without your parents finding out about it. Somehow someone will find out and let your parents know. I was never a wild child, but my parents seemed to always disapprove of everything if it didn't involve me in church. My first job, for example, my family was up in arms over it, because they served beer. It was going to be sending me straight to hell, I tell ya.

On the other hand, everyone knowing everybody sure did have it's perks. It was nice to be able to always count on having someone around that you knew. To this day, I cannot go to a store back home where I don't know a single person. Whenever you are down and out, you can always count on having many someones rally around you bringing you up and making sure that you know you are not alone.

I hope the other topics will be better than this one. I am totally not feeling my creative juices flowing at all this morning. I'm sorry :(


  1. I am sure your creative juices will soon come bounding through, Megan! I loved reading your words. My eldest daughter is a freshman in college and she has NO plans whatsoever to return to Bakersfield, where she has lived her whole life. She prefers New England to this dry desert oil country. Go figure!

    I look forward to reading more of you - and I love your blog name - "barefoot bluejean princess" --

    Happy #Blogtember!

  2. Your town sounds just like mine, and I'm sure tons of others! I moved to Raleigh, NC and now that I know what that's like I hate going to my town. I totally understand what you're saying!