Can you say adventurous? I wouldn't dare Caroline Adair Mitchell '14 to do -- anything!
Caroline is our second student blogger and she is willing to take a chance. Watch the video below as she gleefully bungy jumps off a Swiss mountain. (FYI, bungy is the European spelling, as opposed to our bungee.)
Caroline seems to live life large. Her recent trip to Switzerland - Interlocken, Bern - for a bit of sight seeing and bungy jumping, with a dash of parasailing off mountains, seems to illustrate her fun personality.
"I started out at the University of Southern Mississippi for my freshman year and quickly learned that it was not the place for me. I decided to transfer in the Spring of 2012 to UGA or Auburn," said Mitchell.
"I am a Georgia resident but after seeing UGA I just didn't get that 'you belong here' feeling. I had been to Auburn before but didn't know that much about it. I re-visited and fell in love," said Mitchell.
"At Auburn you aren't a number, you're a student. Everyone is so nice and personable everywhere you go whether it's on or off campus. I'm so grateful that I have the opportunity to call myself a student and member of the Auburn family," said Mitchell.
Mitchell is active on campus already. She's a member of the Auburn Student Public Relations Society (AUPRSSA), Auburn's Public Relations Council (AUPRCA) and Best Buddies - a mentorship program for children with developmental disabilities.
"Junior at Auburn University majoring in Communication with a minor in Human Development and Life Sciences. Member of Kappa Delta sorority. Loving life and enjoying everything it throws at me."
~ Caroline Adair Mitchell, transfer from the University of Southern Mississippi
"My blog is just anything I feel like writing about that particular day. Sometimes I'll post pictures or quotes on it too. It's just a blog filled with my interests," said Mitchell.
That blog is a Tumblr blog. Tumblr seems to be the most popular blogging platform of choice for Gen-Y these days. Mitchell writes about Sweet Little Nothings. The phrase can be traced back to a poem, in a London magazine, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1876). "As low he bends o'er her he loves so dear, To whisper some sweet nothing in her ear." Some say it is also from Shakespeare.
Caroline, it seems, is a bit of a romantic.
"If I see a picture that I like I'll blog it with my opinion underneath. Sometimes I'll find a good quote to go with my feelings for the day and I'll comment on those too," said Mitchell. She seems to like cats. This photo is a good example (see right). It's an "in bread" cat.
She also has the perfunctory Tumblr post of an animated gif. Her's is a tribute to what Mitchell calls "the best series of books I've ever read." That would be Harry Potter.
"I love being able to express myself in any way possible. I'm a very creative person and the blog is an outlet to show it. I created it just to show people what I like," said Mitchell.
Mitchell will be graduating in May, 2014. Auburn is lucky to have Caroline in the loveliest village on the plains. She fits right in ... and spices things up a bit, too.
Editor's Note: This series highlights students and alumni blogging.
Whether it be for personal pleasure or for work, the practice seems to be growing.
This has now become a four-week series.
~ Robert French