Welcome to my blog! I hope you like it because this is a very raw moment for me. I am not one to share my opinions or feelings very freely, but I will be doing so in this blog.
When people think of “culture shock,” they think of traveling to a foreign country and eating dog for the first time, not going to college 45 minutes away from home and eating pizza the entire first semester of their freshman year; but that is what happened to me. I was shocked coming into college.
I’m writing this blog not only for a class assignment, but to provide truth and humor to all who read this about what it is like coming to college and it being totally different than anything you ever expected.
I hope you will find this blog funny as I dive deep into the cultural differences of living in Macon, Arkansas (a community without a township) and Conway, Arkansas, one of the most culturally diverse places I’ve ever been.
Just to give you some perspective, I’m from Macon, which is a place within a place. My home address is Jacksonville or “the suburban ghetto.” Macon is one of those places that country stars sing about, y’know, “everybody wants to leave, but nobody does?” A community where becoming a volunteer firefighter (or being married to one) means you’ll never get out and that is so white it might as well be flour.
My whole life I have been surrounded by lots of family members (I think at last count, I have over 100 cousins just on my mother’s side). My family is what I would consider country, redneck, white trash beautiful. I, however, do not consider myself any of those things. I want to be educated, well-spoken, poised, and cultured.
In the upcoming blog posts, you can look forward to discussions on mostly political topics, something that is vastly different where I’m from compared to where I live. I hope you enjoy my posts and take them as earnestly as I write them.
Catch ya on the flipside.
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