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What the “New Normal” Can Teach Us About Love and Life

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What the “New Normal” Can Teach Us About Love and Life

With all the “new normal” in place now…I am finding out I probably wasn’t all that normal to begin with. I mean…Are any of us normal? What is normal? How in the heck do we define that? 

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Instead of losing myself in a worldwide pandemic, I found myself. I dug deep down, past all the busy life, mom duty, schoolwork and hustle bustle of living to get back to the basics. The basics of just what made me happy. What was worth it all in the end. I took the time to smell the roses and take my little son on a walk every day to see nature. I took the time to really get to talk to my teenagers about life and the values they hold. I took the time to do some soul searching if the career I was pursuing needed to be altered so that I could do something I was more passionate about. I took the time to consider if I was to leave this earth soon…have I left a legacy? I took the time to read books and sink into the faraway places found in the pages there in…because let’s face it, I wasn’t going to hop on a plane any time soon. 

I barely made it back into the states from a two-week trip to London and Paris when the whole country started locking down. I was not prepared for the turn of events, because none of us truly were. I am not too much of a political debating person so I am not here to sway your thoughts on if this is a political flu or a virus that is terribly serious. I just want us all to take a minute to think about the things this virus brought us, regardless if you personally think it is make-believe or not. Let’s think about the lessons we learned from it all and the value of it in life, because I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason.

Truth is, it caused us to realize that we take a lot of things for granted. Being able to just jump on a plane and travel was right up there on the list for me. Being able to rush my child to the hospital and be able to go back with him when he was treated…another forgotten point of gratefulness. The ability to choose if we send our kids to school. The ability to just walk into a store and shop. The ability to be able to go to work every single day. So many small things we sometimes get so wrapped up in life to forget. Or at least I certainly do. I forgot what it was like to play board games with my kids, to call my parents up a bit more often, to have a zoom call with friends because I missed seeing them, to be able to read a whole book without being interrupted with a million places I needed to go, to eat a bit healthier, to check up on loved ones and the list goes on. 

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Yes, I took the time to assess just where I might have gotten off track with the hectic life I lived. The importance of family and friends. The value of saying I love you now, instead of later when it might be too late. I chose to let go of a branch of my business to pursue my more passionate branch of writing. I chose to listen to my children and what their goals are in their coming high school years. I chose to relish the moments I have when I can go on a trip to the beach, the mall or even out to eat some tacos. 


So, if this is the “new normal” …I am glad I signed up. Stopping to smell the roses has been a great reminder of what is truly important in life. Sometimes we get so caught up in this crazy life that we lose sight of the bigger picture. Breathe. Play. Have fun. Laugh more. Dance more. Eat that ice cream. Call your mom. Love yourself. Love others. Don’t wait…because this might be just a reminder, we all need to go back to the root of it all…love.

Blair Hayse
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About Blair Hayse: Blair was born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi. After graduating high school in 1999 she lived in Birmingham and Florence, Alabama before moving back to Itawamba County, Mississippi in 2008. She is an avid yoga lover, free spirit, shopping addict and mom to three beautiful children Parker, Millie and Jackson. She is currently residing in Northeast Mississippi with her husband Jeremy and enjoys traveling in her spare time. Blair has a 19-year background in Corporate America where she worked with billion-dollar companies such has Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Starwood and others. She was called in to create a massive profit in a business so that the company could flip the business or make an investment. She specialized in working with business investments that had gone bad so that a quick profit could be achieved. Some of her projects included businesses that had been costing the company money for five years straight and she brought them to a massive profit level in just six months. This became her signature method of seven figures in six months that she used over and over. Blair created a legacy in the corporate world where she was sought out for her expertise. The corporate life while exciting and well-paying was exhausting to the single mom of two kids. Blair brought her skills to the online world where she began to help online businesses create a massive flow of profit in a short amount of time. This allowed her the freedom to enjoy her life, travel more and give time to her family. Blair recently took her interests to her own passion since childhood…writing. She owns Blair Hayse Publishing which offers all-inclusive services to authors to publish their works and create best-selling authors. She offers collaboration books to new authors to build them their own platform. Just this year alone she has helped 34 women become best-selling authors. She writes for Thrive Global and Elephant Journal regularly. You can purchase her books on Amazon under the She is Magic Series. Blair currently is a Massive Profit Growth Strategist Coach, three-time best-selling author and international speaker. She supports her authors in increasing their platforms and using their books as leverage in their business. She also offers free resources and paid programs to those interested in furthering their writing experience to become an author. She hosts a semi-annual conference which usually averages around 400 attendees and offers private coaching to her clients. Recently her company has founded a non-profit sector, RISE Movement, Inc. where they are supporting those who need it most to provide reading and writing opportunities. To connect with Blair: www.blairhayse.com Facebook: @blairhayse Instagram: @blairhayse

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