Hey all! I’m Molly Catherine, founder of The Resilient Girl. I’m a big fan of writing, (obviously) reading, anything involving classic rock, and arguing and debating with people. Er…politics. I started this blog so I can share some of my experiences, and give advice on miscellaneous subjects. I’m passionate about trying to be better than I was yesterday, and living life to the fullest. But do you want to hear a secret?
I was terrified about starting a blog.
So I shake. I tremble trying to think of a way to get the words onto the computer feeling empowered. This is the hardest story I have ever had to write; my own. Sharing an experience is supposed to make one feel good about themselves. Yet vulnerable. As humans, we don’t really like to be vulnerable. That is a complete understatement. It’s weird; I’d rather have a million people I don’t know read this then give it to my best friend for proofreading. I watched a TED talks about how feeling exposed is like well, being naked in public. It is against every single instinct our bodies. We really want to cover up. We want to go back to that hole. The hole that is warm and safe; the place that has a shield of comfort, and maybe even Netflix. Unfortunately, “safe” doesn’t tell a story. It doesn’t change the world.
I want to share my story, and my experiences with the world. The story that is my life. I hesitated on writing this because actually writing meant hitting the keys. Hitting meant telling people what went wrong, and when. Leaving myself vulnerable. Everything in the past would be brought up. It’s like overturning soil in a garden. Uprooting and digging at something that has stayed buried for eons. If I poke at it, I’ll have to think about all of the horrible stuff. And yeah, the ‘horrible stuff’ sucks ass. There’s no way around that expression. The important thing is that we also look at what is good in our lives, and what was good, too. So as preface to this entire blog of experiences, and how to do better than we did yesterday: be brave. Don’t let fear stop you from doing something that you love, because life is way too short to be unhappy. Here’s to living the best lives we can!
All my love,
“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs