I had believed prior that Texas had a lot of cowboys and rodeos. I had the mindset that Texas fit into all of its stereotypes. When I made the decision to move I was nervous to say the least. I didn’t even like country music there was no way I was going to make friends, except I was wrong.
Here are some of the things I believed about Texas that were disproven:
1. Texas is a big farm
I probably believed this one the most. Truth is in the cities you rarely see any farm animals unless you want to. There are streets and a bunch of stores that you can go to. Yes, they even have malls.
2. Everyone wears cowboy boots
Do people wear them? Yes. Although it’s more of a fashion statement that you pair together with some good old jeans. More than likely if you see cowboy boots they’ll be on girls.
3. Everybody has a country accent
This one actually took me for a turn. The people I interacted with sometimes had a southern drawl but nothing too crazy. There were some people that sounded just like me. If anything I learned that I had an accent according to everyone else.
4. Horses are the mode of transportation
Like I said before there are roads. Meaning that there are cars. In fact there are a lot of cars. People in Texas drive like maniacs though. If you ever come to Texas just know to be real observant because car accidents are common.
5. Everyone is a republican
It might be a red state, but that doesn’t mean anything apparently. It really depends where you are located. Like places around Dallas the majority of people I’ve met have been democrats. Especially born and bred Texans. The republicans I have met weren‘t really pushy about their ideology.
There is so much more to Texas that what people believe it to be. I’ve met a lot of great friends and made worthwhile connections. Don’t let the stereotypes scare you off. Be brave take a chance and decide for yourself.