Hi – I’m Rita. A native of Chicago, living in Southern Illinois for the past 16 years. I love words, grammar, and puns.
I am brand-spankin’-new to the world of blogging. That’s not entirely true… I created a WordPress page 3 years ago, published one post, didn’t tell a soul about it, and never used it again until now.
That in itself should tell you a lot about me. I’ve always loved to write and like the thought of putting my ideas out there in the world. I am constantly adding to a list of topics to write about, but I lack the confidence to follow through. But I am my own worst critic and a people-pleaser. The combination can be paralyzing. I always feel my work is not good enough and/or it will offend, alienate, or hurt someone’s feelings.
Joining Blogging 101 is a big step for me. It’s a commitment to getting unstuck; to doing what I claim to want to do more than anything; to finding the courage to tell the world what I think without worrying about the fallout.
I’m tired of being a word-wimp! Let’s get this party started!