Hi, this is Rita. I write Stephenson County Spotlight which is an upbeat blog about the people, places and events in and around Stephenson County, IL. I tried to find a photo that would adequately represent what this day means to me, but I think I’m going to use words only.
There has been a lot of reward mixed in with an unusually high amount of stress and difficulty behind the scenes for me these past 12 months. I am very proud of myself for being able to keep the blog going despite my personal woes. I’m glad that I’ve been able to help promote many community events and businesses by doing something that I love to do–writing.
I appreciate it when people leave comments and share posts. It helps to let me know that what I do matters and makes a difference no matter how difficult life gets.
Here’s a quote by Zig Ziglar that I have on the wall above my PC that keeps me going no matter what and I hope it works for you too during trying times:
“Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.”
Let’s celebrate the first anniversary of Stephenson County Spotlight by remembering to let other people know about it online and offline.
If you have community events to that you want to promote or know of helpful community resources that others could use, contact me at RitaHawk17@comcast.net