The difference between my rants and many others is that I try to teach people something. I don’t just rant about anything. Most often, I’ll go on a tangent about an important cause, such as homelessness, animal rescue, or parenting issues. As often as possible, there will be points, facts, links, studies, or all of the above to back it up. I prefer to analyze, not just go off with no point. Although, as we humans can do, there will be times when I just spout at the mouth for seemingly no reason -- I am after all, the Mouthy Momtrepreneur.
Anyhow, back to the matter at hand. What the heck does rain have to do with rants? Well, here they’re both used teach lessons. You can’t have a rainbow without a storm (aka the rant or the rain). Storms are how the Earth cleanses things nad prepares itself for a new start.
See what I did there? Yeah, we writers are all sentimental and creative and stuff. That’s what we do. Get used to it. I call my type of ranting “rainting” because, just like when it rains or storms, I want people to feel clean -- to be inspired and refreshed with a new outlook.
Like rain, the storm (or in this case, rant) needs to happen before you see the rainbow. That’s how I see life. This is one of many reasons I love rain. In fact, I’m a bit obsessed with it and happen to attract storms, both literally and figuratively.
I’m looking forward to many more ranty, rainy, “rainty” (in the voice of Madea because I’m obsessed with her too) days with you. I promise they’ll have rainbows at the end as often as possible. I mean, I AM a mom. And we moms tend to do things with the intent of teaching someone life lessons.