Holy crap, it is the end of 2018! I know people always say that the year went
Here’s a look back at some of my personal favorite 2018 moments (in no particular order)!
New Brand, New Name, Same ME!
In May I announced the rebrand of my blog and my work – Cathy360 was born! I wrote the whole long story of what prompted me to rebrand (and why it took so long) but the gist of it is that I’ve grown and my work has grown. So obviously it was time for my brand to grow! I’m so proud of my new brand and I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store!
Early in the year, I shared that I had been experiencing some health problems and had made some BIG changes to get my health in check. The changes to my health and my body were apparent, and dealing with those changes was…….. uncomfortable. But things eventually became more normal and I have been able to enjoy my hard work! FULL DISCLOSURE: I haven’t been as vigilant as I should be, and I can FEEL the difference. So I am getting back to my healthy habits to continue to feel my best!
Maybe this is a weird thing to be so excited about, but we did family pictures earlier this year and it was so much fun! My sisters and I got our makeup done beforehand, we planned our outfits together, and they just came together so beautifully. Caitlin McWeeney is always and forever my first choice of photographer. She is PURE MAGIC with a camera!!
I didn’t mention this on the blog, but if you follow me on social media, you definitely heard about this. My birthday just happened to coincide with Alamo City Comic Con in San Antonio and my #1 Crush Favorite Actor of All Time Jeff Goldblum was going to be there ON MY BIRTHDAY doing photos and autographs. My husband surprised me with tickets and a photo op for my birthday!! Now, I am not a convention person. I don’t like crowds and I hate standing in lines. But it was worth it for Daddy Goldblum. And yes, he is absolutely charming and Goldblum-esque in person and he smelled AMAZING!!!
Scars and All
I had a big setback in my mental health this year that saw me returning to some self-harming behavior. I lived in secret shame for a while, then decided to just put it all out there. Writing about it, sharing my struggle, and hearing from so many people helped me immensely. Sometimes just dragging an issue out into the light of day can help take away some of its power. I’m proud of myself for sharing, and I’m even more proud of everyone that stands with me.
For the first time EVER, I am serving on a board. And not just any board, the board of an international non-profit called Circle of Health that does amazing work for women and children in crisis areas. I’m so honored and humbled to work with these inspiring women and be a part of so much good. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us!
I saved the best for last! Earlier this year, The FOMO Factory opened here in Austin, and my life has not been the same since. I went to visit on opening weekend with my friend Corrin, and was blown away but how damn FUN it was! I loved it so much I went back with my sister. The best way to describe it is an interactive museum that is totally Instagram ready. Seriously, it defies description. Just go an soak in the fun and the joy. You’ll be glad you did!