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Life in the 419 couldn’t get any better! Hi I’m Haylie and these are the stories, tips and down right embarrassing moments I want to share with you.
I use to be in a limbo. I had aspirations to become a travel personality like Samantha Brown but was waiting. I was waiting for permission. I had it my head that I needed to move far away for my dreams to come true.

In May 2016 my life expectations got flipped on its’ head when I moved to Toledo. I was amazed at all the opportunity just an hour away from my home town. I moved here, blindly, with no job and within 6 days I landed my first big job at The Toledo Blade! I was in awe by what I accomplished in a matter of days!

As my Toledo acquaintances grew I noticed an ongoing pattern on my social media feeds “I’m bored” “can’t wait to get out of this town” “save me”…I was shocked considering I came from a place where there was 1 decent bar in town and we still managed to make the most of it. I decided then that I wanted to share my 419 enthusiasm with all of you.

#Hayliestory revolves around Travel, Fun and Daily Battles; it’s a lifestyle. I wanted to showcase the kind of lifestyle you can have here in the 419. Do I love downtown life? You bet! Do I enjoy going on weekend adventures and holiday vacations? Absolutely!

Ultimately #Hayliestory is here to inspire you. Don’t let circumstances dictate your outcome. Focus on a positive mindset. I wasted so much time waiting to move to a big city in California when opportunity was ready for me in my own backyard.
Take chances, create your opportunity and love who you are!
BE DETERMINED

BE FOCUSED

BE KIND

Navigating through this site I hope you find laughter, tips and inspiration. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram @hayliestory and check out my YouTube Channel. For all products mentioned in my posts check out the Review tab for more details.