Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Wanna Be

Hi!  My name is Ellie Lawrence and I'm a Wannabe.

Yep- if you wannabe my lover- you gotta get with my friends!

Okay enough spice girls.  I'm a wannabe southern belle.

This all started in High School when I read Gone with the Wind.  I just LOVED Scarlett O'hara!  However, as I've grew up as more of a Susan B Anthony.

I define myself as a. . .  earthy independent strong midwestern girl.  But in truth that's only half of it.

My Father is southern and while I was raised in the north I spent my summer in Tennessee.  I was raised, in the words of Allen Jackson "raised on the ways and simple kindness of a small town southern man".

While watching the most recent season of the bachelor (I know I know- but my southern side claims I'm a hopeless romantic) I fell in love with Emily
Yes I know- she was sweet and cute and had a sob story.  But also her manners were amazing.  I loved how she used her sweet southern side to be powerful.

SO. . .  I'm working on this.  I want to let my southern side come out and I am ready to be a sweet southern belle.

A southern girl is a girl who knows full and well that she can open a door for herself but prefers for the
      gentleman to do it because it demonstrates a sense of respect. After all, every girl wants to be treated
      like a princess. We know how to make sweet tea and grits while telling you everything about any football team in the SEC. 

We pick our battles and fight with the heart of a pit bull while still maintaining grace
      and elegance. Our mystique is that of a soft-spoken, mild-mannered southern bell who could direct an
      army, loves her momma and will always be daddy's little girl.