Deep South Equestrian

Proud Arkansan, supplanted Mississippian. Razorback. Foodie. Loves SEC football, sweet tea, horses, politics, and adventures. Married to a sweet Southern gentleman. My opinions are my own.

Jackson, MS

deepsouthequestrian:

"Winds from the east… Mist comin’ in… Like something’s a brewin’, about to begin… Can’t put me finger on what lies in store… But I feel what’s to ‘appen, all ‘appened before…"

Just in case y’all missed it the first go round ;)

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Football Game at St. Albans.  Washington, DC.

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when my mum scolds me

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Dry Docs Blue Cowboy
(Dry Glo x Slick Shi Rosie)

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Dry Docs Blue Cowboy

(Dry Glo x Slick Shi Rosie)

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Alpha Gamma Delta at the University of Georgia

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Alpha Gamma Delta at the University of Georgia

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this is a photo of one of the shelves in the 221B set (source) but look:

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NOOOOOO

Oh my gasps………

I need “Redbeard lives” in Series 4 💔🐶

empire--falls said: Hi Dean. I'm a senior in high school and most of my friends are in college so I visit them every other weekend. I've never been a big party person or drinker but this weekend they took me to a party with strangers and alcohol. I was extremely uncomfortable because I wasn't drinking. I'm not very fond of alcohol but I felt judged because of this. Alcohol or drugs have never appealed to me but I thought a college party would ease those feelings. How did you confront college parties?

properkidproblems:

Well…I have a pretty low BS tolerator so if something/someone is making me uncomfortable I usually don’t put up with it.  In college, I rarely go/went to the “typical party” because it’s was never something that I enjoyed.  I certainly don’t look down or judge people who do, only that it’s not for me.

My advice to you is to never let anyone (even a friend) make you feel pressured to drink, do drugs, or whatever else teenagers are doing these days.  I know a lot of people who actually go to parties and don’t drink a drop of alcohol because they either don’t like the taste of it or would prefer to be coherent throughout the evening.  If your friends can’t respect that, then it might be time to make a new friend group.

Overall, do what YOU feel comfortable with.  Drinking and doing drugs at a young age is NEVER a smart idea as the risk of harming yourself - or someone else - is not worth the couple hours of “fun” you’ll have.

I’m not for sure how much this helped, but please write in if you want to talk about this more.

PS:  If any readers have worthwhile advice to share for this young lady, please do!

-Dean

As someone who’s been in a similar boat, I can assure you that Dean gave excellent advice.

I’m in my early 20s, married, a professional, and still have friends that like to spend their weekends out drinking. It’s quite common here in the South! I prefer exploring the outdoors & (when I drink) sipping on a glass of wine in a relaxed, quiet setting with friends. I don’t enjoy being out of control. I never have.

It helped me to find activities everyone enjoyed and making plans to spend quality time together instead of only partying. This could be anything from hiking, seeing a movie, watching a sporting event, or cooking a meal together and playing board/card games.

When the main goal is spending quality time with your friends, that changes the dynamic and overall ambiance of your get together.

Also, I don’t think there is anything wrong with telling them you feel pressured and would like your choices to be respected in the same manner that you respect theirs.

I’d strongly advise you to keep those convictions. Drugs and alcohol compromise even the best judgment, and leave a trail of regret. Not to say alcohol is bad, but too much of it can lead to serious consequences.

I’m sure y’all will be able to find some middle ground. If they are your true friends, they will be understanding of your sentiments and respect them :)

Good luck, dear!