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“I go to seek a Great Perhaps” – the final installment of Hayley’s intern diary

22nd January 2016


“I go to seek a Great Perhaps” – the final installment of Hayley’s intern diary

As she prepares to fly home to the US (snow storms permitting!), intern Hayley Rogers gives us her final update on her time at Practical Publishing


“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”

This is the quote that I have worn on my sleeve throughout my adventures here in the UK. Whether it was in the office at Practical Publishing, at the Ethiad Stadium in Manchester or in a small coffee shop in Romiley, I have had that quote embedded in the front of my mind. It’s a quote from my favourite book and it has stuck with me ever since I saw its scratching on the page. To seek for a Great Perhaps is to seek for adventure and vitality. To turn your “what if” into a reality. It’s a reminder that we owe it to ourselves to seek out our endless amount of potential and grab hold to every opportunity we get in life.

Flying over here to the UK has been my first step in seeking my Great Perhaps. I have always wanted to travel and seek out adventure across the world, but the fact that I was able to do it through my craft in writing and editing has made this adventure even greater than I had imagined. Working at Practical Publishing has opened my eyes to the reality of the editorial world and has taken my spark of interest and turned it into a flame. I never truly understood how difficult this entire process was until I left home and brought myself here to Stockport. Being outside my comfort zone for the past three weeks has made me more aware of who I am and who I want to be and I cannot thank Practical Publishing enough for giving this South Carolinian this unbelievable opportunity. I am not sure what this adult world has in store for me, but I do know that no matter what possibilities I see in the horizon, I am going to seek my Great Perhaps.

Thank you for following me on my adventure here at Practical Publishing!


Hayley will miss the constant ‘brews’ that she has become accustomed to during her time in the UK!

Hayley was lucky enough to attend two photoshoots during her time at Practical Publishing – this one was for Quilt Now


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