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20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

Growing up in Northern Virginia is an experience; and you won't be able to understand it unless you grew up there too. These are signs you grew up in NOVA!

Growing up in Northern Virginia is an experience in itself; and you really won’t be able to understand it unless you grew up there too. Whether we’re sitting in traffic, taking a party bus to prom, or wearing Vineyard Vines, we know a NOVA native when we see one. These are 20 relatable signs that show you grew up in NOVA!

1. Your weekends consist of going to Georgetown, exploring D.C., and/or hiking in Great Falls.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

2. Your friends all compare cars: mainly BMWs, Range Rovers and JEEPs.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

3. You have more than 700 Instagram followers; to be honest, some of whom you have only met once.
20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

4. Jiffy Lube Live is basically your summer destination.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

5. You hit up Twitter anytime you want something or need to complain about something.  #closefcps

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

6. Traffic, especially D.C. traffic, makes up most of your day and sometimes (always) ends with killer road rage.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

7. Politics are all that are talked about around election time, or just any time of the week, actually.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

8. Your teachers take you to the Capitol, museums, and monuments on school field trips.
20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

9. Vineyard Vines, Kate Spade, Lily Pulitzer, etc. can be found in almost every girl’s (and even guy’s) closet.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

10. When someone says they are from a southern city in Virginia, we pretend to know where it is.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

11. Weather always seems to be PMSing.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

12. Having days off due to low temperatures or an inch of snow (not complaining).

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

13. Stop signs mean proceed with caution; while yellow lights either mean I’m gonna stop way before or I’m barreling through this.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

14. Yielding on a green means that you get far enough in the intersection so that you can speed through when it turns red.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

15. Prom means party buses and limos, no matter the cost.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

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16. Competition and pressure is high no matter what you do.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

17. Mornings always include a Starbucks run, and Chipotle or CAVA in the afternoon.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

18. You either get more confused the more you look at the metro lines, or understand it right away.  There is no in between.
20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

19. You complain about being broke, but still continue to go to the mall every weekend.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

20. You apply everywhere, but end up at JMU, VT (Go Hokies!), or UVA.

20 Signs You Grew Up In NOVA

These are 20 relatable signs you grew up in NOVA! Anything to add? Share in the comments below!
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