6 Things I Love About Virginia

by - March 22, 2019

When I first moved to Virginia I was incredibly homesick and even made plans to move back to England. It was only after a short visit back to England when I realised how much Virginia became my home.

Let's start with how beautiful it always looks
Look at all those colours. Autumns in England look dull and wet. I am such a home girl and was always comfortable with the idea of living in England my whole life so it is crazy that I have adjusted so well and so quickly.

The weather
Virginia has all four seasons. My favourite is spring. Virginia springs are warm and sunny but not too hot. You can step out in a light jacket. When it rains it pours. Spring actually exists. Summers are actually hot. When it snows it snows enough for a snowman. Just straight up reliable weather.

Huge roads and open spaces
We have a very outdoor lifestyle. There are so many hiking trails nearby and I've taken up basketball. I could not do all this in England as the weather and lack of space rarely permitted it.

I never knew I was an outdoorsy person but moving abroad really does things to you. It changes you in a way that it brings out parts of you that you never knew were there all along. I’ve discovered so much about myself.

I came from the second city and for a long time Virginia felt like the countryside. It didn't help with my homesickness but now I love it.

30 minutes from the capital
I live only 30 minutes from Washington DC. I love DC for all it's little cafes, museums and parks. There is always something going on.

But still near the coast
Although Virginia Beach is almost 4 hours away there are still beautiful rivers to pass golden hour by. This was taken in National Harbor, Maryland.

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