While being down here in the South, I realized up North we are a very hurried folk. We walk quickly, talk fast, and expect results, now. But down here in the South, things move slower. Maybe its the heat and humidity (which in itself is something foreign to my warm dry summers in Maine), or maybe down here in “The Dirty” people want to take time to really appreciate life.

Not to say that up North people don’t appreciate life, the lazy going South isn’t for everyone, just as the rush of the North isn’t meant for all. I just appreciate the differences.

I am constantly writing about how it hasn’t felt that long that I’ve been here, 22 days, but already our small summer family of 80 or so are close and friendly. We all have similar outlooks on life, to the point its almost eerie, which I believe is the reason why we all fit so well. We are also all knowledgeable in so many different ways, we will sit and just talk for hours!

To some, the front porch living of the slow moving south is underwhelming, but this is a high energy and demanding job, yet it feels like vacation at the same time, with plenty of down time and chill people to hang out with. In other words, its a perfect job.  But I will say, its not for everyone!