What’s in a Name?

When you have a name like Cathy Miller, you are always looking to be unique. I hope I succeed.

I thought I would have little chance of getting my name for a domain. And I was right. So, that’s how the domain became millercathy.com. Frankly, I was surprised I was able to get that. Sometimes I do have a tendency to do things backwards, so maybe the domain name is cosmic.

Why A Baby Boomer’s Second Life?

I spent over 30 years in Corporate America. In 2008, at the height of one of the worst financial times in the U.S., I decided to start my own business as a freelance business writer. Perhaps not my most strategic move, but one I have never regretted.

The first word that popped into my mind was  — Freedom. That was the inspiration for the image of the goldfish leaping from the fish bowl – leaping to a second life.

It has been an interesting journey, and one I hope you’ll share with me.

Who is Cathy Miller?

I am a middle child of seven, so family is an important part of my life.

As a middle child of seven, I was the first born under insurance. I have often said I was “doomed from the womb” to be in insurance. I worked for insurance companies, brokerage and consulting firms and was even a dental hygienist for a while.


When I started my business, I decided to get my feet wet in blogging with my personal blog, millercathy.com.

In 2009, I created my business communication blog,  Simply stated business, and a health care blog, Simply stated health care.

I moved this blog to WordPress and decided to breathe some life into it. I found I wanted a vehicle for blogging about whatever interests me.

As a sole proprietor of a business, it is difficult to separate the personal from the business side. So, you’ll see announcements or posts that touch on my business. Here is my plan for blogging —

  • Simply stated business – shows how to keep business communication simple, clear & unique – the site contains tips and downloads
  • Simply stated health care – has posts on a variety of health care topics, again designed to keep it simple
  • millercathy.com – this blog has more of the personal side, with a dash of business, and offers some of my creative writing

Recently, I was able to snag the domain CathyMiller.biz. That has become the home of my day job.

About This Blog

I moved the posts from the old blog site and created the following categories:

  • Creative Writing – Do you know a writer who doesn’t want to write the next great novel? These posts provide me with an opportunity for some non-business writing. Hopefully, the next great novel won’t be too far behind. You will also find a collection of entries I submitted at my favorite word prompt site, Creative Copy Challenge.
  • Meet Idaho – Many people don’t know about Idaho. They think it’s “back east,” or confuse it with Iowa. These posts will share facts and stories about Idaho.
  • Miller Musings – These posts capture the personal (and the sometimes strange) musings on my life. Here you’ll find a kaleidoscope of topics. But, isn’t that life?
  • News – Check here for news and announcements on what’s happening on the business and personal side. I promise not to bombard you with events.

3-Day Walk for a Cure

If you have been following me, you know I have another passion – walking 60 miles in 3 days.

I got involved in this great cause after my sister, Terry, developed breast cancer. I have been participating as a walker in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60 Mile Walk for a Cure since 2003. I am happy to report my sister is doing great.

The 3-Day Walk was a separate category at this blog; however I decided to create its own blog at Why 60 Miles (like I don’t have enough blogs).

That’s my story – so far. Thank you for coming along for the ride. I hope you share your views, your experiences and have a really good time.