Cat Grant is honestly my favourite character on Supergirl. She might be a little bit crazy, insane, and not quite possible in the real world, but everything she stands for and represents is so inspiring. Especially to creatives like me and hopefully you, who are trying to find our place in this world and carve out our own little section of it to call our own. If you don’t watch Supergirl, then you probably have no idea what I’m talking about, but the things I’m going to talk about in this post can still apply to you, even if you’re not a creative (which I think we all are at some level, but that’s another post).
Warning: there are a few spoilers coming up (but not too many) if you haven’t watched the first episode of season 2 of Supergirl yet. Also, I haven’t watched the second episode, so please refrain from saying anything about it. Thank you.
At the end of last season on Supergirl, Kara (a.k.a Supergirl) is given the opportunity to pick a new job by Cat Grant, any job she wants. And she’s floundering horribly at the start of the second season. Like literally drowning. She has no idea what she wants to do. That’s when Cat Grant steps in and starts talking about diving into water.
Dive. That is what Cat Grant says to Kara. Dive. The waters look appealing but they also look rough, and cold, and hard. When you get to the other side, you’ll be a changed person. But you need to dive, or you stop living.
Here’s a link if you want to hear for yourself what Cat Grant says. (It's after the part where Kara is talking to James).
I know this is advice that has been around for a while. If you want to grow, you need to leave your comfort zone. You need to be okay with not being okay. But Cat Grants says it so simply and so forcefully that it really hits home for me. We all need to take her advice. We all need to dive into that water and dare ourselves to live life in an unfamiliar place.
It’s one thing to dream about what you want to do. To imagine yourself doing something and getting a kind of joy from that thing without really doing it. But you’re cheating yourself if you do. You’re robbing yourself of what might be and wasting away your life with daydreams. So I have one thing to say to you if you’re stuck on the edge.
P.S. This next bit is only related to the show and contains a spoiler so stop reading if you don’t want to know. But I can’t believe Kara chased James for the entire freaking last season and now she decides she doesn’t want to be with him anymore. WTF *rolls eyes*