To say I'm excited about being back in my hometown is an understatement. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is quite the cliche -- Home is where the heart is.
It's true though. My boyfriend, Logan, and I moved to Greencastle earlier this year in search of a better opportunity because I had previously been working for a little mom and pop daily newspaper, and I didn't feel like I was reaching my full potential.
My time with the Banner Graphic in Greencastle was well spent, and I enjoyed the city of just over 10,000 people. I worked with an incredible group of people who taught me a lot.
But, there was always something missing. Several somethings, to be exact.
I've always been close to my sister, Crystal. She has long been my best friend and confidante, even with three years between us. In the last few years she has brought two little boys into my life that I just couldn't bear to be without.
My nephews Jayden, 4, and Bryson, 1, are two of the cutest and most loving little guys I've ever met. Although, I may be a bit biased.
Logan has unfortunately missed out on his own nephews milestones, like a first day of school and first steps.
There was always a little piece of our hearts missing, so the chance to come back home made both of us especially happy.
In addition to our families being here, I always missed the sense of belonging to area where I focus most of my time and energy. Greene Countians were always quick to accept me because I am from here.
I've lived in this county since I was 3 and graduated from Linton-Stockton High School in 2007.
I look forward to reaching out to former contacts and regaining the rapport I once had with the city, town and school officials. I want members of the community to feel comfortable with sharing their stories with me, so I can in turn share those stories in the Greene County Daily World.
I enjoy writing community-focused feature stories, which let people know the great projects, friends, family and community leaders accomplish. Some people will surprise you with acts of generosity and forwarding-thinking plans to make our community a better place.
Most of all, I want to stress this is our community. Whether you live on the east or west side of the river; whether you're a sports junkie or a craft fair enthusiast; the Greene County Daily World wants to cater to you, the reader.
Sabrina is the editor of the Greene County Daily World. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 812-847-4487.