On October 13, 2012, I made my very first post on Cathy Rant, titled “Time to Write.“
And over the past nearly 8 years, my posts have been sporadic at best. This will be my 44th official post. I also have nearly as many drafts I never completed.
And after quite a bit of thought, I realize it’s time to take this to the next level.
Cathy Rant will now be my full-time focus. I hope to have 2 – 3 posts each week, but more importantly, I want each post to be focused and properly researched, if needed.
I think part of my hesitance to dive into blogging full-time in the past, was been my inability to find my focus. One of the reasons why this blog was named CathyRant was that there was a catalyst for each post, sometimes personal, other times social.
Here is what I hope to do:
It is truly a historic time we are currently living in. And there is also so much divisiveness in the world today.
What I want to do is to discuss the common core in all of us. I know it is there.
If we could just get past all of the hurt each of us has inside, what as amazing world this would be.
I strongly believe that we enter this world as good souls. Life changes us… sometime for good, often not.
Our parents raise us the best they can, with good intentions. Sadly, some of the lessons they teach are harmful and inaccurate.
And we believe them, because they are our parents, even if our instincts tell us otherwise.
As we grow, the number of influences on our lives increases. Friends share their misinformation, and we believe it, because they are our friends.
Employers teach you the best way to do business. So often, the ethics you may have been raised with melt away, while in search for success, prestige and notoriety.
Our inner voice grows weaker with each soiled layer draped on our spirits, until you can no longer hear it… slowly suffocating…
But I believe that voice is always there… even if we can no longer recognize it.
Our true job as adults is to peel back all the layers of misinformation and pain that has been lapped upon us since the day we arrived, and to find that inner voice again.
Anyone that knows me knows I’m a mama bear, without any cubs of her own. So I suppose humanity, as a whole, has in some way become my child.
Sometimes it is hard for me to keep my emotions in check, and I lash out when I see wrong in the world.
But anger does not do me, nor anyone I am defending, any good.
So what I want to do with this blog is to temper myself. If my words hit home for anyone else, that is truly a blessing.
There are lot of folks out there fighting the good fight against injustice and misinformation. They are far more qualified to lead that charge than I.
So I want to focus on the topic of self-healing. On reflection…. and growth…
Let’s take a step back from the pain of these traumas, and learn from them. Make them work for us instead of against us.
Care to join me?