Hi, I’m Cathy! Welcome to my first post! You may be thinking, ‘Oh, a style blog. That’s new’. Or maybe if you’re not as sarcastic as I am you’re just wondering why I’m here. Believe me, I ask myself that question every day. Well, I believe that everyone has something unique to offer in the world. It took me a very long time in life to really believe this, particularly about myself. You see, I’ve suffered from depression for about as long as I can remember. Growing up with untreated depression (in the 80’s mental health was a taboo topic so it often went untreated), I never really understood what it was like to experience joy in life. In fact, it was only about 10 years ago that I finally found a treatment plan that worked for me and was able to really understand what ‘normal’ felt like. So I feel like I have a lot of lost time to make up for. I want to experience all the joy the world has to offer. I only want to do things that make me happy. I want to travel and experience different cultures and make new friends. I don’t want to be around negative, toxic people. Life is too short for that!
When I became a Walt Disney World AP (that’s Annual Passholder for those of you who don’t know the lingo yet) five years ago, a whole new world of joy and happiness was opened up to me (cue Aladdin theme song). Here was a place that was specifically designed for guests to have a positive, joyful experience. Every Cast Member I interact with exudes the attitude that it’s their job to put a smile on my face. There’s a “Yes Culture” – yes, we will do what it takes to make your experience the best it can be. They practice inclusivity and diversity. They make it a place where everyone is welcome.
My love affair with Disney has influenced all aspects of my life, in particular my personal style. Now, here in my early 40’s, I’ve finally “found myself”. So I’m here to share the thing I have to offer the world: my experiences. I hope that by following along I can help inspire you to be who you uniquely are and love yourself too – because you are the only you there is!