9 Reasons Why Small Town Indiana Is Actually The Best Place To Grow Up

We spent summers by the lake, played in the corn fields, in the winter we had snowball fights, and we learned to ride our bikes down a hill. We all looked forward to the county fairs, had target lessons out our back porch, took the four wheeler down the street and prayed for snow days with hot chocolate. I vividly remember catching snakes and turtles. I always put a mark on the turtle’s shell, just in case I ever saw them again. (Don’t worry – it was just a small dot of nail polish, no harming them in any way.)

I may be showing my likeness toward the midwest lifestyle but it’s all I know and love. As I continue to grow older, I become increasingly thankful for my small town roots for these reasons:

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These are just some of the reasons I wouldn’t trade my small-town Indiana upbringing for anything. How about you? Did you grow up here? What important life lessons did you learn along the way?