"The Social Network of the South"
My name is Caitlin, and I grew up close to the Florida/Alabama state line in the city of Crestview, Florida (generally I have to describe it as being close to Destin or Pensacola). I moved to Tallahassee last year for college (go Noles!), and it was here that I discovered how much I love my Southern upbringing. With so many people being from Miami or Jacksonville, the people I meet are always talking about my accent or weird habits. Back home, I was considered the complete opposite compared to the many rednecks in my high school. I count it a blessing though, because being here has made me realize what an amazing culture I grew up in. Growing up around kindhearted people who take life slowly is hard to find, and I feel so lucky. So yes, world...I am a monogram-loving, sweet tea-making, grits-eating girl who has half a closet full of clothes my Momma made for me (that woman can sew better than any designer at Fashion Week). I'm just so thankful I finally figured it out.