I Love Dallas!
I Love Dallas.
For a while now, I have endured people’s negative comments about Dallas whilst keeping my mouth shut. You know who you are. Well, no more! These are the same people who come here, mostly for education purposes, voluntarily mind you, but whine about the heat, nothing to do, etc. And if they were born here, they have chosen to stick around for whatever reason. It’s your choice, people! They bash Dallas on Facebook, they bash Dallas in conversation. Well I am here to say I have had enough. I love Dallas. Period. I was born here, raised here, went to college here, met my love here, got married here, birthed my children here, and am now raising them here. My dad was born here, as were his 8 brothers and sisters. My mother moved here when she was little and my parents met in a high school in Oak Cliff. JFK waved at my dad, then in 5th grade, from a few feet away right before he met his end. My family has a rich history set in Dallas.
In case you are wondering if I have ever been anywhere else, rest assured that I have traveled to very exotic places, gone to language school and have lived in different cultures. I have gotten to experience so much in my 36 years, and do you know what? I still love where I am from. I know that not all of you reading this have been negative about my city, and to you I would like to say thank you. Thank you for either keeping your mouth shut or, even better, for enjoying this great city. Yes, it gets hot. Swelteringly. Is it miserable? Yes. I have been very pregnant twice now in the hottest part of the summer, and let me tell you, it was no picnic. Is it hot sometimes when it “should” be cooler? Yes. But Dallas is a rebel. She does not like having expectations placed upon her. If you tell her she needs to be cold on December 1st, she’ll get ya. If you tell her to be warm on March 22nd, why she’ll throw an ice storm your way. She and I have a lot in common.
I do not work for the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, but I would like to show you some pics of last night when Matt and I went on a date. The Arts District had a Block Party and it was so fun! Live music, all the museums were free (and heavily air-conditioned), food trucks, and a great atmosphere.
For those of you who have never visited Dallas, come on down. We would love to show you a good time. For those of you who do not like Dallas, I urge you to give her another chance. There have been a lot of great things added recently. For those of you who continue to bad-mouth Dallas, we might need to have a chat.