Welcome to Palmetto City // CHS, SC

Two weekends ago, I packed up my car and moved my new minimalistic life to Charleston, SC. I sorted through the boxes and boxes of things I have stored up through undergrad, and the final count is in. I have 5 plastic bins, 3 cardboard boxes, one side table, and too many jackets. In these boxes, I’ve packed clothes for every season and have brought my millions of clothing items with me!

It’s been quite an adjustment to be honest. Nashville has been my home for the past 4.5 years, and now I’ve up and moved to a much smaller city, but one that has a Nashville vibe sometimes. I’m learning what it’s like to relearn directions from one side of the city to another, what it’s like to not know ANY of the good restaurants, and finally what it’s like to find out who I’m going to be here. What will me go to places be? Where will my friends and I meet up?

I’m excited to have a small winter season this year. While Nashville’s average winter weather is snowy and frigid, Charleston’s average low in the wintertime is much higher. We were just hit with some snow right after New Year’s, but the weather is starting to warm up a little bit.

The spring in Charleston is a traveler’s dream. Not only is the Charleston Food + Wine Festival in the spring, but Charleston Wedding Week, Charleston Fashion Week, and all the Lowcountry Oyster Roasts are all in the springtime! I’ve booked tickets for various things at each of these events already, and I can’t wait to write about them. Unfortunately, some of them are during my block week, but I’m excited to be able to be a part of some of the experiences. I might have guest writers cover various portions of these events because, wow, Charleston is beautiful and I don’t want you to miss anything!

Did you know?

Charleston is called the Holy City because of how many churches are downtown.

There’s a law stating that none of the buildings downtown can be taller than St. Michael’s steeple.

Charleston is a peninsula that is bordered by the Ashley River, the Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor.

Many boats and places call Charleston home. Boeing has a huge assembly facility in North Charleston and Charleston is also a notable cruise ship and cargo ship port.


Let’s try to do new things this semester! How many new things do we think I can do this semester? My guess: 54 new things. That’s at least 4 a week! I could manage that.



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