I “Hope” You will Go The Smile Mile with Me
Once upon a time, there was a wife, mother and principal from Warwick, N.Y. named Hope. Hope loved all these roles; working diligently to find a perfect balance. She spent as much time as she could with her husband and son, affectionately referred to as her “boys”, while tackling her responsibilities as a principal.
Upon turning 40, Hope reflected on her life; realizing that trying to find a perfect balance was more a fairy tale than reality. Her son was growing up with a mom who struggled to be joyfully present. Her attempt to be everything to everyone was taking a huge toll on her family’s overall well-being. As reality set in, Hope decided something had to give. After 15 years in education, with 9 years devoted to school administration, she made the heart wrenching decision to “resire” (Hope’s term for resigning and retiring) as a principal.
Although Hope gave up a lot, she gained a great deal in return. She was finally able to be joyfully present with her “boys”, while following her passion to become a professional organizer/consultant via H.O.P.E. DAYLEE USA… Organized Efficiency Specialists (www.hopedayleeusa.com / Hope@appleadayusa.org). Hope is also the proud author of various books via her Teachers Pay Teachers store: www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Apple-A-Day.
Hope’s new journey enables her to be joyfully present with her boys, family, friends and clients while performing as many Smile Miles as she can daily; including her role as Youth Ministry Team Leader and a Backpack Snack Attack volunteer. Hope looks forward to inspiring others to go The Smile Mile and can’t wait to hear about your own Smile Miles. Visit The Smile Mile Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GoingTheSmileMile/) and share your Smile Miles. You too can be a city on top of a hill; sharing your light for all to see!