Sunday, December 25, 2016

3 Goals for My Life

I will start this by saying that my life is not perfect. I'm still single, I can't cook (well), and I get hangry with a vengeance for no reason sometimes. That being said, I'm pretty dang happy regardless. I'm going to say that the reason is probably because I live to meet three goals when I die.

A while back I read an article that listed the most common things people regret on their death bed. It was morbid, heart breaking, and completely eye opening. I think what struck me most was that most of what they regretted not doing were things that I could accomplish right now in my life. So that leads us to...

3 Goals for My Life


1. I never want to say, "I wish I had spent more time with my family."

I get asked all the time...more like pitied in question form. "MeHaley, why in the world did you move back to your home town?" "How do you stand it?"

Because at the end of my life I want to be able to say that I spent AS MUCH time with my family as I could. 

I know I'm single, no kids, no pets, etc. so this is an easy thing for me to accomplish, but I don't care. I love spending time with my family and I refuse to take it for granted.

PLUS my home town is pretty gorgeous.

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2. See the World While You Can

Yes. All the yes. While I'm completely free of attachment my goal is to see the world, or as much of it as I can. Last summer I got the chance to take a month long road trip across the US to see 16 different National Parks, and it wasn't enough. I'm ready to go back out and do it over and over again until I can't any more.

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3. Do Something Worthwhile

I LOVE my job. I love it even when I hate it. One thing I love the most is that every day I'm impacting lives. It's not easy and not everyone could do it, but I can. I'm not saying everyone should be a teacher, but there are a million other things that you can do to change the world in some small way. So I may not be a millionaire at the end of my life, but I will for sure have a million worthwhile moments to look back on.

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What are your goals for your life?

Sunday, April 24, 2016

If Life was a Competition

It's been a while! My God has it been a while. I'm sorry. My life has been a series of interesting events and end of school year happenings. You know...normal teacher problems. I guess now is the time to update everyone on my life. That is if you actually care. If you don't that's okay! There are pretty pictures down below to look at instead. Here we go!

I'm right in the middle of summer planning. Between a long-term road trip, going to a music academy for teachers, and visiting family in far off places, it's looking like it will be a top shelf summer!  I love moving and traveling. A quick fun fact about me is that I actually dread breaks from school where I have nothing planned. I'm happiest when I'm either working or seeing the world.


I recently found a quote that to summarize tells you not to compare yourself to others, only compare yourself to your past self. When I read it, it really struck me. I'm not a competitive person at all. I've never been the type of person to set out and be the best. I am however the type of person to compare my life to others', and I need to stop it.  It shouldn't matter to me who's getting married, who has a house, who is starting a business, or definitely who is or is not single. I have an awesome life. That's all that matters. End of statement.

If I want to improve anything about my life, I need only to make it better than the life I had yesterday. So that's my goal for the summer/rest of the year. I hope it sticks! And I hope everybody is happy with their lives, because your life is awesome, and I'm jealous of how well everyone's life is going.

p.s. Photo Credit goes to where I found these adorable illustrations of classic quotes.
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