“I expect a lot out of life.” 5 minutes with model Haley Hoffman

Get to know model Haley Hoffman photographed by Dustin Tan.

 

What do you expect from life?
I expect a lot out of life. I expect to be happy and present. To not have to constantly wonder if I’m on the right path, or if I’m trusting the right people, or if I’m in the right place, or if there’s something better out there. I know I’m not supposed to have it all figured out now, that being lost is all part of the fun. But later down the road, I want to be sure of myself. I want to look back and say “ya really did it”.

Who is the most important person in your life?
Myself. Only you can make it happen for yourself. Happiness, the life you want, the job you want, the friends you want, all come from your actions. The biggest mistake is waiting for someone to make it happen for you. That’s why the most important person in your life should be yourself.

Your favorite exercise routine?
I have no idea, but a very nice person just gifted me with a personal trainer at Equinox so I can’t wait to have a solid answer for that soon.

How much time are you spending on social media?
If I think about how much time I spend on social media I panic. And then I get back on social media to distract myself from the panic and that’s where I’m at in life.

 

“I expect a lot out of life. I expect to be happy and present. To not have to constantly wonder if I’m on the right path, or if I’m trusting the right people, or if I’m in the right place, or if there’s something better out there.”

 

Are you a good listener?
I’m a good listener and even better observer. The less I have to worry about eye contact the better. I’m a 10/10 fly on the wall. Wallflower? I don’t know, but I probably know you better than you know yourself.

City or Countryside?
City. I grew up as a military kid meaning I moved every two years. I spent parts of my childhood all up and down the west coast and east coast, and overseas for a bit. I never fit in too well with the countryside. While the cows were cute and riding my bike anywhere open was refreshing, I just couldn’t fully mesh. City always felt like an immediate home.

Happiness is?
Happiness is finally getting into the habit of meditating. And always allowing yourself to order the quesadilla.

Favorite city?
London! I went there recently with Liz Strupat and instantly fell in love. I finally felt like the version of myself I’ve always envisioned and everything just kind of made sense there. Let’s hope I end up in a flat with 4 greyhounds at some point in my life.

Favorite food?
My biggest regret is that my favorite food is mac and cheese.

Where can we find you on a Friday night?
But where can I find you?

 

Model: @hellohihaley
Photography @dustin_tan

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