Who and What

My name is Hailey and my grandfather is a farmer. I'm the 7th generation to live on the family farm, and my babies (when the time comes) are going to be the 8th. My husband and I are even renovating a trailer on my grandparent's farm so we can move back to the family farm sooner. This blog encompasses the things that are important to me. These things are:

~Special Education
~ADHD, including my own battle with it over the years. It's now my superpower.
~Farm Life
~Equal rights for women.
~Goal setting
~Fitness and health
~Financial Stability
~Personal Happiness

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

If This Whole Teaching Thing Doesn't Pan Out…Other Things I'd Like to Be When I Grow Up

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A common problem among many of the adults I know with ADHD is that we don't have the answer to a question we've been asked since childhood. What do you want to be when you grow up? Stephen Tonti summed it up well in his TED Talks Presentation, when he describes the many hats he has worn in his lifetime, which include, but are not limited to: actor, director, scuba diver, physicist and stopwatch repair man. He then goes on to say that it's not that people with ADHD lack focus, it's just that many of us have such wide interests it's hard for us to focus on one singular thing we want to do. I am by no means an exception to this rule. Here are some of the other things I still want to be when I grow up:

  1. A New York Times Bestselling Author
  2. A famous blogger (though I think I'll pass on Perez Hilton's lifestyle)
  3. A full time Etsy artist
  4. A chef
  5. A veterinary technician
  6. A boarding barn manager
  7. An extension agent
  8. A riding instructor
  9. A horse show judge
  10. A dog walker
  11. A camp director
  12. The person who comes up with the names of makeup
  13. A dog groomer
  14. An interior designer (though I might need to learn to paint) 
  15. A horse show groom
  16. A photographer
  17. A dog trainer
  18. A personal shopper
  19. A massage therapist (for people or animals)
  20. A personal trainer
  21. A gardener
  22. A farmer
  23. A baker
  24. A party planner
  25.  A youth programs coordinator (like at a state park or within a bigger association)
  26. A wedding planner
  27. The person who gets to put together the I Spy photos.
  28. Life coach
  29. A direct sales rep
  30. Hippotherapist (a therapist that uses horses in their practice to treat physical and emotional issues)
  31. Saddle fitter
  32. Seamstress (although my sewing skills would need some major improvement)
  33. Motivational speaker
 Does anyone else out there feel like they still don't know what they want to be?

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