As three sisters born within three and a half years, it’s no surprise we were basically raised as triplets. We’ve been through so much together over the years, and we’re lifelong best friends. We always danced in the recitals together, joined the same cheer team, left for boarding school together, traveled together – so when Blair decided to enroll in SMU, it was only a matter of time before Janie and Ellen followed.
Though we never dreamed of staying in Dallas after college, we’ve absolutely fallen in love with the city and region. What makes Dallas so unique is that it has something for everyone. Whether you’re passionate about fashion, food, music, volunteering, or the arts, you can find it in Dallas. Dallas is continuously growing, so there’s always a new restaurant to try or a new neighborhood to explore. It’s impossible to get bored in Dallas – and as three sisters who never stop, the pace of Dallas is just right.
When we first graduated from SMU, we all got very involved in the Dallas young professionals scene. With Blair in commercial real estate, Janie in engineering, and Ellen in blogging, we were able to expand our professional networks – as well as our social circles. With volunteer organizations like Salvation Army Echelon, Red Cross YPA, Young Texans Against Cancer, and the Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals, we were able to volunteer with so many great causes, as well as meet so many wonderful people our age in the city and region. We also loved joining the Dallas Slipper Club and Cotillion Club, where we made so many new girlfriends, gave back to great charities, attended galas, and co-mingled with the guys groups as well. With so many great organizations for young professionals to join, it’s so easy to make great friends who share the same interests.
Aside from the hustle and bustle of the city and region, Dallas has a small-town feel. Now you may wonder how a city and region as large as Dallas can feel small, but as the years go on, it’s amazing how everyone seems to be connected. We rarely meet a “stranger” in the city and region, as we can always seem to find a common factor with everyone – whether it’s where they went to college, who they’re friends with, what neighborhood they live in, where they go to church, which pilates studio they frequent, on and on. Since we grew up in Dothan, AL, it’s nice to find a big city and region that still has that welcoming charm – not to mention the same Southern hospitality, with a slight Texas twist.
One of the most common misconceptions about Dallas is that many people consider the city and region to be just like what they saw in the original Dallas TV show. While you will find guys rocking a pair of cowboy boots with a tuxedo, big Texas curls and turquoise jewelry, and your friends heading out to their ranches to hunt on the weekends – Dallas also has a sophisticated, urban feel that radiates glamour everywhere you turn. Dallas is constantly expanding, growing, and changing, and we don’t see it stopping anytime soon!
We’re so excited to partner with the Dallas Chamber to share why we said yes to Dallas, and we hope you’ll share why you said yes to Dallas OR consider Dallas when you’re considering a move. It has brought so many amazing experiences for us, and we hope you will feel the same! Check out the video below to see why Mark Cuban thinks YOU should Say Yes To Dallas:
While this post was sponsored by Say Yes To Dallas, the opinions expressed are our own.