Hello, I'm Hayley. I'd say I'm a bit of an autodidact. I'm having a hard time finding word to describe myself. Do I say who I am now? Even if it's a temporal state? Do I say who I was, or who I've been, even if that's not who I am today? Do I say who I want to be, or could be? Even if it's what I may never be? Who's opinion matters? My own or other people's on who I am? I've had people describe me as a sweet and understanding. I've had experience working outside. In the past, I've enjoyed camping and hiking. I used to be able to identify many native plants in Northwest Washington (excluding the trees) and know if they're edible. Now I spend a lot of time inside, on the computer, and don't exercise nearly enough as I should. But is that my permanent state? I don't think so. Currently, I'm taking online courses. I'm learning a couple languages, a programming language, bioinformatics, and about climate change. But will I follow those through? Time will tell. I was unschooled until the age of ten, but my heart never stopped being an unschooler. I go to the library a lot, and journal relatively frequently. Otherwise, I spend a lot of time reflecting. I was was very interested in animals as a kid, and often kept a pet. I dreamed of having a job with animals. When I was very young, I wanted to be a zoo keeper, when I got older, I wanted to be a zoologist. During my teens, I became very interested in abnormal psychology. Now, my interests are shifting again.