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Moving to a new town is always challenging, but Ashley Jacobs has had a particularly rough transition to the Charleston way of life, as we've seen this season of Southern Charm. Having to adjust to everything from the clothing to the customs of the South has certainly been an experience for the Santa Barbara, California native.
Despite a contentious Season 5 finale, Ashley has continued to live in Charleston since this season of Southern Charm ended. She recently told The Daily Dish that she has made a lot of friends and has gotten more acclimated to the South Carolina city. "You know, I've really learned to make it my home. Once I started working, I got a job, traveling, driving, I started to see it with a different perspective, not just going out to dinners and driving with my boyfriend. I'm like, 'I've got to get around town.' I'm like, 'Wow, this is my home,'" Ashley explained. "I have to give myself a pat on the back because I never thought I would get to this place where even if things didn't work out in my relationship in the future, I could still see myself out there."
However, there is one part of living in Charleston Ashley said she will never get used to — or get used to liking, at least. "Besides the bugs, everything else is great. The humidity, the bugs, I tell you!" she said. "I was like, no bugs are biting me because I've given [myself] scars from the mosquito bites and scratching them."
Ashley has continued to work as a registered nurse in Charleston, which is what she had been doing for a living on the West Coast. "I work through an agency. So I go to people's homes, and I care for their loved ones, the patients, their families are there as well. So I help relieve them of their duties. A lot of them are terminal or have [disabilities], so it's been great too being in that field because I'm going to homes, I'm helping families," she shared. "Even though I work for them, it's been really great because I don't have my family here, and a lot of these patients have become family."
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