Catharsis Time... Thank you for indulging me.

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Catharsis Time...


  1. The process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.

For those of you who've followed my blog over the years, you know that I never use this forum as a diary.

But a recent change in my life prompts me to do just that today.

While I won't go into details, suffice it to say that I now have a void that needs to be filled.

And I'll be filling this void by focusing on two of the things that are most important to me...

  • My work &
  • My daughter

Not that either was ever neglected at any time, but I just need to make sure that I fill my void by maintaining my focus and continue moving in a forward and positive direction.

Or maybe I could just get a hobby.

Perhaps sculpting...

Yeah, despite the changes, I still have my sense of humor!


Catharsis Time... OK, I feel better now.

Thank you for indulging me.


(I know that my blogging and commenting has been very sporadic lately.

But I'll be back to a normal routine soon enough. I promise.)

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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Craig, of course we noticed you not being around as much...always an ear out here in Alabama if... 

Nov 29, 2011 04:11 AM #10
Marian Goetzinger
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000 - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC

Craig,  You still have your priorities in order.  Now make sure you don't ever lose that sense of humor.  Everything will be OK.

Nov 29, 2011 04:41 AM #11
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

The void will take care of itself in time Craig.........the love of your daughter, your job and your friends will keep you motivated and focused.  I can't even imagine you going off in the wrong direction.  My best to you my friend..............I'm here for you if you need me, just not in that way!

Keep your "pecker" up! 

Just in case someone took this the wrong way:

Whilst pecker is a word now associated with American slang the usage here is the English pecker, i.e. nose or mouth, as opposed to the American, i.e. penis. The phrase is equivalent to keep your chin up.

Nov 29, 2011 04:42 AM #12
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I about choked on my water reading Roger's comments.  Hurry back soon make so many of us smile with your creative posts.

Nov 29, 2011 06:56 AM #13
Virginia Cheezum
F. C. Tucker Company - Indianapolis, IN

You're a natural, Craig!  I think you've found your calling!  (Hope that void wasn't too big!)

Nov 29, 2011 07:19 AM #14
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Craig, been there , done that. Like riding a bike, get back up and work them pedals

Nov 29, 2011 07:40 AM #15
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

I know just how you feel Craig and we will be here when you get back into the full swing of things. I too, almost choked on my soda after looking at Roger's comment, lol :)!

Nov 29, 2011 09:13 AM #16
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Craig, I think I'm going to start something therapeutic too! Wishing you the best! 

Nov 29, 2011 09:15 AM #17
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Craig Rutman, you indulge as much as you want!  You bring us smiles and touch our hearts everyday.  Now it is you that needs a little bit of just that medicine.  That's what friends are for.  To be there for you when you need them.  Now, it's our turn to do what we can to put a smile back on your face.  We love you Craig, now,... as Roger says; Keep ya pecker up man!  :)

Nov 29, 2011 11:12 AM #18
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


What doesn't kill us makes us stronger and I know you will find your way.  

Sculpting as a hobby, only has me scratching my head thinking of what you will come up with next. 

And Roger, well, that was a little nuts:-)

All the best, Michelle

Nov 29, 2011 12:00 PM #19
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Craig ~ Sing..Smile...Focus...Take time for yourself....write more cathartic posts or bake cookies for your clients with your daughter! 

Nov 29, 2011 12:22 PM #20
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Perhaps underwater basket weaving is more your style!? Or sky-diving omlet making? Whatever works and I'm sure we can find you a suitable alternative to photoshop...... because we all know you have NO hobbies..  ;-)

Nov 29, 2011 12:39 PM #21
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

 Some days are like that.  Please remember you have friends if you need them.  Meanwhile, that scupture pic is amazing, even for you!

Nov 29, 2011 02:18 PM #22
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Whatever the void, I'm glad you have your daughter and your crazy caring Rain friends to help you through it.  Stay busy, and keep those creative juices flowing.  And keeping your pecker up is always a good thing!

Nov 29, 2011 02:31 PM #23
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

Craig:  You better be careful or the government might try to recruit you to do a sculpture at Mt. Rushmore.  Those guys look familiar.

Nov 29, 2011 03:58 PM #24
Larry Story
Total Care Realty - Greensboro, NC
Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate


Buddy I know the feeling.  I also went and released some stress today down at one of the firing ranges.  I ended up running into a former client and friend with his wife.  I shot my .357, and their two Kimber .45s and a 9mm as well as a .38.  

Nov 29, 2011 05:29 PM #25
Marian Goetzinger
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000 - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC

Hello Craig, I just stopped by to check on you and see how you're doing today.  I too, almost choked on Roger's comment.  Ahh...what are friends for.  Glad to see you're photo shopping and blogging.  I hate to sound cliche' but some of the hardest times of my life turned out to be the greatest blessings as time passed.  I wish that for you too.

Nov 30, 2011 04:49 AM #26
Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia

Craig, Life has a way of challenging us in painful ways. Often, our attitude toward the challenge makes all the difference. Like Roger says "Keep your pecker up". The sun will come up tomorrow.

Nov 30, 2011 01:05 PM #27
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Hmmm.  I am definitely intrigued and of all times now is diary time.

Nov 30, 2011 02:02 PM #28
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I just want to thank everyone who took the time to comment here these past few days.

Your support and friendship truly means the world to me.

And, for that, I love you guys (but not in that way Roger!!!)

I received a bunch of phone calls, emails and texts from a lot of you as well.

While they were all very much appreciated, one phone call in particular really helped me learn a lot about myself, the things I did wrong, the things I did right, and what I can do to cope/ remedy/ forgive/ move on.

I won't mention names, but I can't thank you enough for that call.

Nov 30, 2011 10:41 PM #29
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