When I was younger I would always say, "I am a small town girl, with big city dreams." I am thankful for Beloit for instilling in me the passion and desire to want something bigger. My dad has several idioms, but one that stood out to me as it pertains to my livelihood is "broaden your horizons." It was important for me to expand my knowledge, discover new things and venture off to new places.
I am so proud of all the growth in Beloit. Every time I go back home there are new buildings, schools, and businesses. One of my favorite areas is downtown. Downtown Beloit is rich with history and culture. I will forever have hometown pride! I appreciate my roots, embrace where I'm from and am grateful for the town that helped mold me.