For me, "Going Native" in South Carolina began easily enough...
I ditched my ad agency job and started consulting instead.
I built a "Bermuda-style" cottage in a cow pasture then planted palm trees, bamboo, grapevines and fruit trees.
I bought an old blue Jeep and immediately took the carpet out.
I began living an easier, simpler life at home while working with clients all over the world. I work in real estate too --helping buyers and sellers focused on "interesting places".
I sail. I take trips to the beach.
I watch the surfers jump up on their boards and carve into waves until they flatten. (I rest a bag of ice on my wounded knee.)
I write short stories set in Central and South America.
I post excerpts from "Exaggerations and Lies from a Sailor's Life in Advertising", and about the large and small things I experience out here, living like an islander in the Palmetto state.
These are my native secrets.