Almost six months ago the lovely Hannah @ I have Thoughts on Books nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award – thank you so much, Hannah! If you aren’t already following Hannah, please be sure to check out her blog! She reads a lot of Literary Fiction and her reviews are so well written.
🔍 As a note, I have done some Google Sleuthing to try and find the original creator of this award. This tag dates all the way back to 2008 and appears to have been created by Works of Art by Sara. Unfortunately the original creator’s blog has been deleted so I cannot properly link back, but I thought you would enjoy the history I uncovered!
- Acknowledge, link back and thank the blog that nominated you
- Display the award + rules in your blog
- Tell your subscribers seven things about you.
- Re-nominate 10-15 people.
Seven Things About Me
- I love to travel. Growing up, my family never really went on vacations as we couldn’t afford it but as long as I can remember I have wanted to see the world.
- The first time I ever got on an airplane was when I was 21 years old. I spent five or so hours flying over the Pacific Ocean strapped into a seat flying through the air in a metal tube terrified.
- My fear of flying was just not acceptable to me, so I did what any rational person with a phobia did: took private pilot lessons at a local airfield. Incredibly it worked! For me the fear was rooted in a fear of the unknown – and understanding how to fly and being able to do it myself made me a much less nervous flyer.
- The one family vacation I remember from growing up was when we went to “Vegas.” We stayed at Buffalo Bill’s and I rode a roller coaster, but imagine my surprise when I started going to Vegas on weekend trips after turning 21 and realizing that we went to State Line and not actual Vegas. That trip we were also supposed to visit the Grand Canyon, but we got lost and never made it.
- I finally visited the Grand Canyon in 2008, and it was truly grand.
- You may or may not know that I took several years off after high school and transferred from a community college to a tier 1 research university when I was 28. I was one of the older students and had a lot more in common with my professors, but that is a choice I am so glad I made. By the time I was finally at university, it was because I wanted to be, and it meant a lot more to me. I graduated with high honors at 30 years old. It is never too late to follow your dreams.
- I studied abroad twice during my two years of undergrad, a decision that I am so thankful for as the opportunity to study for four weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland and Cusco, Peru was incredible. I extended both of those trips beyond my classes, spending an extra month backpacking around Scotland and an extra two months backpacking through Peru and Ecuador (and 3 days in Colombia).
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