A New Year Full of Things That Have Never Been

It has been an amazing year for me so far. I feel so blessed and grateful.  Here are five amazing pieces of news:

Me and Jon

Number one: I got married.  I feel like Jon is the most beautiful human being (inside and out) on the planet.  Warm and caring, sexy and funny, a great friend to all, and a true artist.  I could not have imagined a better person to be my husband.  I feel so lucky.

Cover of BookNumber two: I finally finished my book and am ready to share it with the world.  It’s a memoir about the first twenty-five years of my life.  It was very painful years to write because it’s intensely personal but it is full of things I felt needed to be said.  More news on the exact date.

New "Kelly"

Number three: I got offered a job on The Young and The Restless.  I am SO grateful for this incredible opportunity.  I have always loved the show.  Quality writing, great characters, beautiful production values…what’s not to like?  I am replacing Cynthia Watros who has to leave because she was in a pilot for MTV that got picked up to be a full series.  I feel bad that she will be losing out on the fun of Y&R, but so grateful and lucky that TPTB thought of me.  

KeynoteNumber Four: I got to be the keynote speaker at an AMAZING writer’s conference called Write The Dream, as well as teach my “Dreaming Into Art” class.  I LOVE teaching and helping people develop their creativity.  It is truly one of the great joys of my life.  I was so blessed by the people that joined us in Kansas City.  Their courage and art will always be with me.  A special thanks to Leanna Brunner, who invited me to come to Kansas, and who, through her company Studio Z Publishing, is helping me make my dream of putting my book out into the world come true.

Chris and JulieNumber Five: My short film, “Flip Fantasia,” was accepted into the Macon Film Festival.  It screened in the main theater to a full house that filled the place with laughter.  I am so happy that its two leads, Christopher Gabriel Nunez and Julie Lucas, were able to represent the film at the fest and keep me updated with all the news.  Although not an award winner, it was still a success to me because of the joy it brought to the audience.

You can watch “Flip” on Vimeo for free!  I took it down while it was at the Macon FF so people would come see it in the theater but now it’s back up.  (Warning: very strong language!)

I am so incredibly grateful for these moments in my life this year and for your continued interest and support of my work.  Thank you so much.

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9 thoughts on “A New Year Full of Things That Have Never Been

  1. Congratulations on Everything! I’m so happy for you and have been a fan of yours for years. Can’t wait to see you on Y&R.

  2. Boy, you sure are a busy lady! How are you going to have the time for Y&R? I am so excited to see another familiar face on Y&R. I started watching it right after AMC went off the air. Now I am hooked. And I see so many people on it from other soaps that I’ve watched! So as my actor brother would say, Don’t say good luck, say “break a leg” (though it’s hard for me so really say that). And congrats on your marriage, your book (I will be getting it) & your movie, & writing conference!

  3. Cady – I’m an even bigger fan of your’s (if that’s even possible) after having met you in person at the AMC Fan Event in July 2011 (I think that’s when it was) at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in LA! You deserve all the best that life has to offer, and I truly wish you and Jon all the best, and all the best in your career! Now that you are on Y&R, I just might have to start watching that show, and I definitely want to read your book as soon as it comes out. Wasn’t Jill Larson trying to put together some kind of soap for youtube, which had Julia Barr in it? I know you are a busy person and certainly have to prioritize your projects, but it’d be so great if you could help her out a bit with that? All my best to you, now and always!

  4. Congratulations Cady! If there is anyone who deserves happiness it’s you. Cheers to you and Jon and a long happy life together. Good luck with your new role on Y&R. I know you’ll knock it out of the park.

  5. Congrats on everything! So happy for you! I guess I’ll have to tune into Y&R to see you back on the small screen. It seems like all the AMC alums are there!

  6. So very, very happy for you and Jon, Cady. So I guess I’ll have to start watching Y&R again – not thrilled about that as I am not a fan of management over there, but it will be wonderful to see you again…

  7. Cady, I’m very happy for you & Jon & wish you both all the very best…you’re such a wonderful & beautiful couple!! I’m also thrilled you have so many awesome things going on in your life. I look forward to reading your book & to seeing you on The Young & The Restless. Congrats on Flip Fantasia being in the Macon Film Fest….a fun & wild film, loved it! The Write the Dream conference also sounded amazing! You certainly are on a roll this year, Cady! Love it! <3

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