I’m Graduating!!

Hello again!

I won’t make any excuses as to why I haven’t blogged since October. But I do apologize and I promise that I have been very busy! I was blogging over on Adventures of Hayley all last semester for my Internet Marketing class. If you want to read about my travel adventures please visit!

I have big news though:

I’M GRADUATING ON APRIL 30TH!!!

I will be graduating with my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. My major is Electronic Business Marketing with minors in General and International Business.

It seems like just yesterday I was moving into my freshman year dorm and signing up for my very first college classes. Now I’m sitting here applying for “big girl” jobs and getting ready to graduate! College goes by so fast. I’m not exactly sad to see it go; I’m just trying to figure out my next move from here.

I’ve shared my class schedule on the blog before and it’s always cool to be able to look back at it in the future. So here are the classes I am taking this semester:

  • Advanced Internet Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • International Marketing
  • Urban Politics in the U.S.

Those are the final four classes that I have to take in order to graduate! I seriously cannot believe that I am about to reach such a huge milestone in my life! I almost want time to slow down a little so that I can enjoy these final couple of months. But at the same time, I am ready to start my adult life and find a job that makes me really happy.

Thanks for reading! Hopefully I will be back again soon with another post!

Is anyone else graduating this semester?

P.S. My laptop is broken so I’m not able to post any pictures 😦

Monday Motivation!

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Hello, friends!

It’s been awhile since I last posted and to tell you the truth, I’ve just been feeling a little discouraged about my current life situation. I figured I would do a little “Monday Motivation” post to kick off the week and remind everyone that you can do anything that you dream of doing. You just have to believe and work your butt off to make your dream come true!

I’ve always had big dreams and am very motivated. I’m especially motivated when someone tells me that I can’t do something. My mom raised me to believe that I can do whatever it is that I want to do and I have always done just that.

Last week I had a two hard days in a row. The first one was when a professor basically told me that I was failing at a class project. He called me out in front of the class and I was mortified. It was unprofessional and honestly very embarrassing.

At first I really let his words get to me and then I decided to prove him wrong. I will be successful and get my revenge on him. He is simply another reason why I am determined to succeed.

Most people my age work hard to find an internship related to their field of study. However, I decided to keep my high school job and just work up the ladder as far as I could. I’ve been promoted twice since graduating high school and am currently in a positon that I never even dreamed would be possible. I’ve worked so hard to get where I am and even surpassed my own goals!

My point is, is that you can do anything and no one should be able to tell you that you can’t.  I believe in you and I hope that you believe in yourself too!

Thanks for reading!

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Hello Again!

It’s been a while since I have added any new content to this blog. There are a few reasons for this but it’s mostly because I have been feeling pretty down since returning to the U.S. It has been a lot harder for me adjust back to life here than it was for me to adjust to life in London. Don’t get me wrong, it is great being back with my family and Brett but I miss my carefree life in London.

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There have been a lot of changes in my life recently that have also affected my desire to blog. I have the best news that I will share with you all on my next blog post! I have also recently accepted a promotion at work which has led to some training and new responsibilities. Going back to work has been hard but it is a good way to keep my mind off of London.

I also feel like a lot of bloggers only show one side of their lives which is the happy, perfect side. During this adjustment period nothing has felt blogworthy because I felt like it wouldn’t live up to people’s expectations. Ultimately, I write this blog as a way of documenting my life and sharing it with others going through similar experiences. I have decided that even if no one reads this blog it still deserves to be shared and explored.

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This summer I worked a ton, took two summer classes, and spent time with my family and friends. It was a great summer that went by way too fast. Fall semester is almost here and I will be graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in May!!

As of today I will be blogging as often as I can. I want to share a lot of the experiences that I had while abroad as well as my day-to-day life. If you have any suggestions about what to write or blogging advice, please let me know! I can use all of the help that I can get!

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for my exciting, life changing news!

P.S. I am going to my cousin’s wedding this weekend and starting school again on Tuesday so I may not blog right away! Sorry and thanks for sticking with me!

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2015 Goals

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I’m setting myself a few simple goals for 2015 to challenge myself.

  1. Read one book a month
  2. Travel, Travel, Travel
  3. Become comfortable in a new place
  4. Drink more water and less pop
  5. Focus on eating heathier
  6. Make some real and lasting friendships
  7. Spend more time at school and less at work
  8. Learn to give myself a break
  9. Spend more time with my family and friends
  10. Learn to relax and have fun!
  11. Share my life through blogging and become more involved with the blogging community.

I’m trying not to set myself up for failure by setting hard goals for myself. Instead, I want to spend 2015 traveling, loving, and laughing. I want to make new friends, cherish the friendships I have, and learn to put myself first. 2014 was great and I know that 2015 will be even better!

Thanks for reading! I can’t wait to share 2015 with all of you!

2014 in review!

I am so proud of how far I have come throughout 2014 with the help of this blog. I want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. I am leaving for London on January 24th and I can’t wait to share my journey with all of you! Thanks again! 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 820 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 14 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Adventure Down Candy Cane Lane

Hello again! Long time, no blog.

Well, it’s official….the fall semester is finally over! I got my grades back and guess what? I made the Dean’s List! Woohoo!!! This semester definitely kicked my butt and I am so happy that it’s over and I passed!

I’ve been trying to spend a lot of time with my family and friends before I leave for London in just over a month.  One of the people who it’s going to be hardest to leave is my boyfriend, Brett. He is so encouraging and supportive of my decision to study abroad and is the person I talk to most. I can’t imagine not seeing him for four months….

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With that said, Brett and I have been spending a ton of time together because we will miss each other so much. One of the fun winter activities we did together was to volunteer to usher at a local theatre. We ushered the show Shrek which I loved! It was such a fun show!!

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After the show, we walked across the street to the downtown park. Every year the city sets up “Candy Cane Lane” which includes candy cane walkways and a ton of lights! It was a great way to end an amazing night!!

Thanks for reading!

Life of Hayley Turns One!

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Today Life of Hayley turns one! (Check out my first blog post here) In the beginning I posted sporadically with no goals or future in mind. I have grown to love blogging and have recently began to invest more time and energy into my posts. It really feels like I just started this blog when in reality I have been doing this for a year now….wow.

First of all, I would like to thank all of my loyal followers who have been with me from basically the beginning. I have learned so much from you and have gained inspiration from your posts. Thank you to all of my followers who put up with my rambling. I would also like to thank all of you reading this, even if you haven’t heard of me before. Every time my blog gets read it makes me so unbelievably happy because honestly this site feels like a part of me that I am sharing with the internet.

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Life of Hayley has come a long way in only a year and I am so excited to watch it grow over the next years! I am thrilled to have come this far and can only hope that I can continue to blog and meet new people through this experience. I look forward to blogging about my experiences studying abroad in London and I hope that someone somewhere is helped by my story.

I love reading other blogs because it makes me feel like I actually know the writer, like I’m their friend and we are talking over coffee. Blogging is something that is so personal but it is important to share your story and your experiences with others. I’m happy to be a small part of the huge blogging community and would love to get more involved in the future!

The reason I started this blog was because I was anxious about turning twenty. I decided to create a “Twenty Five Before Twenty Five” list where I wrote down 25 things that I wanted to do before turning 25. Writing this list and blogging has already pushed me to do some of the things on this list such as riding in a hot air balloon and studying abroad.

Some of my favorite posts have been:

Thanks for your support over this last year! I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you and growing this blog even more!