11 Life Lessons You Learn Growing Up In West Virginia

I consider myself very lucky to be able to say that I am a born and raised West Virginian. This mountain state always has been and always will be my home, no matte where life may take me.

Many have this same privilege, being able to grow up here and learn about the world all while living in “Almost Heaven.”

This is just 11 of the MANY things that I have learned while growing up here, and I’m not done growing up yet so I know that there is still a lot to learn.

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There are many more things that I have learned while living here. Like what a hard-earned dollar is, and to listen to my Mama, and that college football is very important!

I’ve also learned what it is like to be a part of a military family, and how hard that really can be sometimes.

I’ve experienced loss, I have seen new life come forth to this world, and I have felt overwhelmed. But I realize now that I am incredibly lucky to have everything that I have had over the years and all of the experiences that I have under my belt. I also realize that I would be different if it weren’t for this state. I wouldn’t have the same experiences, or go to the same church, or have had pepperoni rolls for lunch. And those things are just too important to me to want to live any where else.

What is something that you learned growing up in West Virginia? Comment below!