If you’re reading this, you might have noticed that I’m not in Spain anymore. I haven’t been for nearly six months now. I always wanted to keep writing when I got home, but to be honest, I haven’t really known what to talk about, until now.

I can’t believe it’s been half a year since I got home. It feels like it was last month, and yes, I miss it immensely. But a lot of great things have happened in the last six months too. I did my student teaching, finished my thesis that was based on these blog posts, graduated college, got a job, and celebrated my only brother’s wedding. It’s been one of the most stressful and amazing periods of my life, but it’s been a struggle too. I feel like I’ve struggled a lot with my mental health, and with the busyness of life, it felt almost impossible to rest and catch up. Thankfully, the last few weeks have somehow sparked an awakening in me. I want to get back on track of my life, my emotional and mental well-being, and for me, that also means my physical well-being because I think those things are linked pretty closely, but I’ll get more into that eventually.

Basically, I’m writing this now to say that Hay Set Free is not finished. I’ve been wanting to write and struggling to find the words, the meaning, to put here. This will still be a travel blog, but it will also be a lot more than that. This is where I am going to capture my latest journey: the journey of a twenty-two year old new college graduate who has no idea what she’s doing but is going to try her best to figure it out and enjoy the way. This is going to be a place to talk openly about self love, mental health, personal discovery and growth, passion, balancing, and probably teaching, since that’s about to take over a lot of my life. This is my journey of exploring this weird, beautiful, fleeting phase of life that honestly might kick me in the butt a majority of the time. But I’d rather have those moments captured, thought about, and reflected on than lose them in the blink of an eye that they will last.

This is for me to celebrate the transitions and difficult times of life, and for you, if you’re interested in reliving these feelings, discovering them for yourself, or maybe seeing something in a new way. I hope you’ll stick with me in this next chapter, but I know it’s different, so if it’s not what you’re into then feel free to unsubscribe. Either way, thank you for being with me in a part of my life.

Cheers to being our best selves.

One thought on “The Next Chapter

  1. Life will be a wonderful journey for you Hayley. You are an exciting, intelligent young lady and I for one, am excited to see where life takes you. I love you and am rooting for you and praying for you too. Love you!
    Great Aunt Leah … oooo that sounds old… ;-/


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