Cathy, what’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done? 

I worked at a well known studio for several years and having been there so long, the job started to define who I was. It was the safest I’ve felt working anywhere and eventually it made me miserable. When I quit that job, without the safety net of another job or a savings, I was emotionally and physically leveled on a daily basis with panic attacks. I eventually landed on my feet, but I can’t say that leaving that job was the bravest thing I’ve ever done. At one point during my time there I joined a screenwriting workshop and surrounded myself with actual writers. I was terrified, but I wanted to be all in. So, for the first time in my life I shared deeply personal stories with others and allowed myself to be vulnerable to their interpretations. It was the first time I felt like an actual writer. I feel like that was bravest thing I’ve ever done.


~ Cathy Sitzes

Web Production Coordinator/Filmmaker

Oakland, CA


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