Friday Favs: Moments of 2018
In our last 2018 countdown, we’re recalling our favorite moments and milestones from this year. We had way too many wonderful moments to list them all, so we’ve each picked two.
Reaching (and surpassing) my 50-cat milestone. To be clear, I only have one resident cat. His name is Simon, and he’s my true babe. But I have been fostering cats and kittens on and off for a while now, and I really ramped this up in 2018 with back to back to back litters of sweet fuzzballs. I keep a list of all the cats I’ve saved, and this year that list crept above 50. To date, I’m at 54 (after taking a break for the last quarter to give the ever patient Simon a rest). My goal is to reach 100 next year, and yes, I will be throwing a cat party to celebrate.
Getting married. After nearly six and a half years of dating, my husband and I finally tied the knot this past May. In retrospect, I was probably a little crazy for planning a big Catholic wedding at the same time as I transitioned into running Toast full-time, but the stress was worth it for one of the best days of my entire life. It was big, beautiful party, celebrated with all of our family and friends, and I wouldn't change a single thing about the whole weekend.
Seeing Taylor Swift live in Kansas City. When Taylor booked her Reputation tour, I knew I had to go, but I kept putting off tickets because, spoiler alert, they’re crazy expensive. But as her Kansas City date crept closer, I started getting fidgety, and I knew I just had to take the plunge. I was able to drag two of my best friends with me, and despite coming down with the flu two days before we took a road trip to Kansas City, I had an amazing time. She put on a great show, and even better, I spent an unforgettable weekend with my own squad.
First day as a full-time entrepreneur. As you may know, Toast has been the part-time passion project of myself and Tiffany for the past four years. About a year and a half ago, our client load grew to the point that the move to full-time was inevitable. In October, I began the transition and had my first full business day of working on Toast (and reclaimed my evenings!). It was so rewarding to see the fruits of years of hard work and after-hours hustle, and I can't wait to see what 2019 has in store for us and our studio!