Thanks to her, I've been awarded my first Blog Award! And I am really excited about it! (And although I agree with her that maybe these are a little silly... I still can't help but be excited and pass it on!)
I'm ecstatic and flattered all in one, and from what I've read it's now my time to tell you all a little about myself with 7 Random Facts of Hayley and then award 7 of my favorite bloggers this award!
So, to start off...
1.) I love big, fabulous, ridiculous, bold, colorful earrings. It's probably the only thing truly stylish about me, seeing as how I never really follow trends anyway. And yes, below is a picture of how I keep my earrings organized.
2.) I've started running again (see previous post about what makes me happy) and instead of going all by my lonesome, I've decided to start running with two of my three dogs (the third is an 8lb Peeka-poo and wouldn't be able to keep up!). My goal is to lose the 20lbs of pasta belly that I put on while in Rome before I start my next semester.
3.) It might be cliche, but my mom is probably the most inspirational person I know. I might not always like what she has to say, but it's almost always the right thing to say.
4.) I'd love to save the world someday. Unrealistic goal? Yes. Am I still going to try anyway? Of course.
5.) I'm applying for a research grant for ten months in Malawi where, if I'm awarded the grant, I'll be researching the effects that malaria has on children's education and drop out/graduation rates.
6.) I just moved back from Rome, where I lived for four months. And now that I'm back in the States, I'm ready for the next step in my life journey, whatever that may be.
7.) I'm addicted to adrenaline. Literally, anything that will give me a rush, I'm ready to try.
And now that you all know a little more about me, why don't you check out these 7 bloggers who I think are worth getting to know!
Enjoy! And Happy Friday!