I have lived in the south my entire life, and I could not imagine ever living somewhere else. The people are nicer, and the tea is sweeter, and the sun’s always shining. It is tough to think about moving anywhere else because my entire family is here. I went away for college and swore that was the last time I was going to ever live anywhere else. One thing about living in the south is that it is constantly hot. I know that, to some people, that sounds like a good thing, but hot in the south is a completely different ball game. The humidity is like no other, and it is almost impossible to not sweat every time you walk outside. However, there are a couple of things that you can to do stay cool while living in the south without breaking the bank. One thing I always do is have an air conditioner window unit in my bedroom; that way I can turn off the central air conditioning while I sleep and when I am at work all day. The cost of running your air conditioning while you are not at home is outrageous. The window air conditioning unit has saved my life during the summer and also helped my piggy bank because I am not forking over all my hard earned money to pay the energy bill. I love living in the south, and I don’t ever plan on leaving, so learning how to adapt to the hot weather is essential. I am sure I will pick up more tips along the way!