Have you come to love the Tar Heel state, or maybe you were born here and always felt like you fit in perfectly? Maybe you’ve moved elsewhere and have been dreaming of coming home. If anything is true, it’s that Carolina is always calling. Here are 10 signs you truly belong in the Ole’ North State.
1. Your life revolves around food.
Sure, everyone loves food. But you love thinking about food, planning meals, and really just the act of getting together with people you love and sharing something delicious. North Carolinians love a good home cooked meal as much as trying a trendy new restaurant. It's mainly the getting together and socializing we really love.
2. You love a good debate.
Maybe you're debating BBQ, maybe sports, maybe mountains V. beach. North Carolinians have plenty to choose from, but they also have their opinions on why their choice is the best choice.
3. You're a homemade type person.
You love things that come from your state, city or town. There's plenty to choose from in NC - craft brews, wine, food...well, everything.
4. You're constantly craving new adventures.
You love a good challenge, but you also love challenging yourself. A strenuous hike, beach adventure, even a
waterfalls road trip
. There's always so much to explore.
5. You love having a choice when it comes to big city livin'.
Including some smaller, awesome cities too - like Winston-Salem, Durham and Asheville. But Raleigh and Charlotte feel very metropolitan.
6. Or maybe you crave life in a small town where everyone knows your name.
North Carolina has plenty of those to choose from...beautiful, charming, historic and some literally straight out of the movies.
7. And even if you're the 'away from it all' type.
North Carolina has some of the most gorgeous rural scenery...perfect for a farm or waterside getaway.
8. You love the changing of the seasons.
Fall, spring...the transitional months are your favorite. But sometimes NC does get all four in one week. Keeps things interesting, right?
9. You're constantly coming up with new ideas.
North Carolina is a place filled with art, science, creativity and technology. A lot of amazing inventions, muscians, and thinkers have hailed from the Tar Heel State.
10. Deep down you know nothing can replace 'home.'
And North Carolina is one of the best homes there is! Southern hospitality, gorgeous scenery, great everything.
As someone who has moved away from home and lived other places, I can tell you NC homesickness is real. But now that I’ve been back for a few years (after college), I realize JUST how amazing our state is. Have you had a similar experience? Anything else you’d add to the list?