No, we aren’t selling the house and leaving Spring Hill.

I have decided to move my loyalty to the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

I have lived in the great state of Tennessee for 12 years now and I’ve been to a few games at Neyland but I’ve always waivered a little between my homegrown Ohio roots and being a Vol. It’s just like the moment that I got a Tennessee phone number and got a Tennessee license so many years ago, except more important.

No longer will I say the words “Go Bucks” (even though it will be tough when there’s a Michigan fan around). And gone are the days when I would say “O-H!”. It has to be done for the sake of our future children. We don’t need to raise them in a home with a mother who’s a wishy-washy sports fan. Since I wasn't raised by football fans, I feel like I have the option to choose the team that is calling my heart.

I read in a book called ‘The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People’, given to me by my cousin Patrick (ironically also a Tennessee fan), that said that having a team that you root for can help make you happier. We can all use a little more happiness right?

Anyway, that is all. Tomorrow morning, we’ll be waking up bright and early and making our journey to Knoxville for the game. I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. And how adorable is my new shirt from Gameday Couture?! I can't wait to represent tomorrow.


I'm thinking about changing the name of this blog Tennessee Pretty Volunteers.

Okay maybe not.

God bless the SEC and Go Vols.