ten things that charleston taught me

Happy Tuesday Magical Creatures!

I know, I haven’t blogged in forever.

SORRY, OKAY.

So instead of recapping all of my adventures in Charleston, today I have for you TEN very, very important and real things that I learned during my summer in the south.

Or as I’m going to title my memoir, “The Summer without Lightning Bugs.”

That’s right, there are no lightning bugs in Charleston.

1.Be mindful.

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I spent quite a bit of my time with nature this summer. It definitely gave me some perspective on how small I am, and how I have to pay attention to the world around me.

2. A man’s home is wherever he hangs his hat.

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After I felt settled in Charleston, I realized how much I feared change. I also realized that there is nothing to be afraid of, and that I can make friends and live wherever I am.

3. Your eyes are as big as you want them to be.

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This is a confusing one. You are only what you perceive yourself to be. If you think you are pretty, then you are pretty. If you think your eyes are big, then your eyes are big.

4. Being overdressed is not a thing.

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Especially not in Charleston, y’all. There is no shame in always looking and feeling your best.

5. Nobody is Perfect.

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I know what you’re, thinking, “Didn’t Hannah Montana teach us this years ago?” You are correct! But, I guess it didn’t really sink in for me until it hit me in the face. Don’t expect anyone to be perfect, no matter how high you rank them in your life.

6. Horrible things happen in this world, but it’s how you respond to them that makes all the difference.

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Seeing how the city of Charleston responded to the shooting at Mother Emmanuel AME was an incredible thing to witness first hand. It restored my hope in humanity, and reminded me that love really does conquer all.

7. You’ll find people you love where you least expect them.

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I made some really important connections this summer. One being my cousin’s new husband, the Captain, who became one of my best friends. Another was my boss Ashley, who is the most incredible, sweet, wonderful, awesome human ever.

8. You don’t have to try so hard.

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I worked so hard to find myself this summer that I didn’t just let it happen. We’re all works in progress.

9. Don’t be afraid to tell those closest to you what’s up.

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Because they will help you.

10. True Magic is everywhere around you, you just have to look for it.

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I witnessed so many magical moments this summer. Don’t be afraid to call them out for what they are.

I had a pretty memorable summer in Charleston, and look forward to more fashion, friends and fun this semester back at Ball State.

I’m on to my second day of classes now, and so far I have made a connection with a new professor, have joined a student organization,  and was cast in a show!

Expect actual blogging from me this semester, because my plan is to not suck.

Have a good week, you beautiful flower humans.

Glitter and Rainbows,

The Girlicorn

P. S. I’m a real blonde now.

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