Who is Haley Young? Personally, I’d rather ask why is Haley Young. I believe that if you align your life with specific values, the rest will follow.
In everything I do, I try to bring joy to the world around me. Whether it’s mustering up spirit for a mundane task, embracing a positive attitude in the face of challenges, or simply doing my best work day in and day out, I believe that we all have the capacity to be a light in this world.
A fierce advocate for the power of honest vulnerability, I value feelings, connections, and relationships above all else. Yes, I love the process of creating content — but more than anything, I love what that content can do in the big picture.
My passion for writing was birthed in the fourth grade when I wrote my first “novel” about a lost dog. 300 word-processed pages later, I was hooked. Since then I’ve gone on to curate a personal writing portfolio, work professionally as a freelancer, and constantly find ways to incorporate a love of language into my life.
My affair with design and development similarly began at a young age when I discovered HTML and CSS in grade school and found a passion for the possibilities they offered. Over the years I spent my free time casually building rudimentary websites until I decided in my first year of college to take this hobby more seriously and consider it as a profession.
I’m majoring in marketing and earning a certificate in graphic design, and I’ll be graduating a year early in the spring of 2018. My coding ability has been self taught with the help of online resources like Treehouse and the kindness of various mentors. Upon graduation, I want to work in a creative capacity for a company where I can put my passions and skills to good use.
When I’m not designing, coding, or writing, I’m probably drinking chai or listening to Christmas music in the middle of summer. I spend a vast amount of time contemplating the human experience and find solace in relating to those around me; my family, including my pets, are my pillars of strength, and it is through the love of my parents that I learned to admit my mistakes and always seek improvement.
I have many goals — to be a skilled designer, a talented writer, a good friend — but the greatest of these desires is to simply be better than I was yesterday.
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