A little town in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania (about an hour North of Philly) is where she hails from. And over the past 10 years her dreams went from building libraries in third-world countries, to becoming a photojournalist, to a food photographer, to founding a non-profit to build sustainable homes for devastated communities around the world. Long before that she wanted to play soccer at the World Cup, sing on stage like Shania Twain, and be an actress in Hollywood.
Needless to say she could never make up her mind, but the world and her deep compassion for the people in it bubbled to the surface with every new endeavor she took on.
Whether it's on her podcast, in her photography, or at a speaking engagement Cait's most foundational desire is to make people feel seen. Not for their public representatives that are neatly boxed in societal expectations, but for the personal inner power within us all that burns and hungers for more. She believes whole-heartedly that we already have it deep within us. Her mission is to help people discover it, harness it, and spread it like wild fire across their communities.
** Hi all, I wanted to write this section myself because I truly want you all to understand the journey I'm on**
It is a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. -Hugh Laurie
As Hugh says, I don't think I've ever been ready. I've actually come to realize that the least ready moments have been the ones the universe/God/Source (whatever higher power you believe in) has taken it upon itself to throw me into kicking and screaming, drenched in fear anyway. I wasn't ready to give up my UNC half scholarship when life decided to tear my ACL. I wasn't ready to move away from home, or move back in with my parents when my bank account didn't give me another choice. I wasn't ready to leave relationships that left scars that even today I'm still working through. I wasn't ready. The fear in all these cases was borderline debilitating. And this was just the beginning.
There were countless more trial and errors, failures, and road blocks but nothing felt worse or hit harder than the phone call I received on February 17th, 2017 from my Dad about my cousin Collier passing away. Talk about wasn't ready. It was a sudden fatal car accident that shook our whole family. He was 27. In one of the last conversations I had with him he said to me "It's pretty freaking awesome that you're following your heart and your dreams. As I'm sure you're learning or already know if you're not following and achieving your own dreams, then you're helping someone else achieve theirs." I haven't forgotten Collier.
What I've come to learn about myself over the last couple years has been simply this: It is not easy, it will never be easy, and when it is, it's complacency & fear tricking me into playing small. When I'm holding myself to my highest integrity, I'm a shower upper: fear raw, riding shot gun and all. I didn't want to have to earn my living, I wanted to just live in it. And when I'm very clear on how I wanted to do that it looks like showing up for myself and for my people to give them the permission and space to show up for themselves. It's actually just that, a matter of worth. We don't believe in our bones that we are worth our wildest dreams. My dream is to have a community where people feel safe to be who they actually are, and a place to find the tools to better harness who that is to bust through their limiting beliefs to rise into their best lives, and to feel fully seen on their journey. Why is that my dream? Because it's what I needed too. It's the most important part of the journey; to realize you're not alone in it.
Everything you are seeking is already seeking you. Therefore, everything you want is already yours. So you don't have to try to get anything. It is simply a matter of becoming more aware of what you already possess. - Bob Protor
Whatever your dreams, you have all you need already within you. Whether it's changing the world, empowering your community, or showing up more presently for your family. The journey won't be easy, but I can promise you it will be worth it, and we are going to do it together.
Some of my favorite quotes (because who doesn't love more motivational quotes, c'mon)
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde
Fear and Faith both demand you believe in something you can't see. You choose. - Bob Proctor
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are and how you are. To astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. - Maya Angelou
I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become. - Carl Jung