Who am I? (Not 24601)

Who am I?

I am a mixture of many combinations of opposites, leaving others constantly unsure of which me they will get.

I come from a combination of places: city and country. New Orleans and Greensboro were my second homes.

I grew up a combination of girl and tomboy, always wearing hair bows with my tennis shoes.

I became a mixture of private and public, as I went to Catholic elementary school and public middle and high school. The two proved to be quite different.

I am a combination of sporty and artsy, singing to myself while shooting free-throws.

I am also a combination of fan and athlete. I love to watch the game, but I love playing it even more.

I struggle with handling the combination of independent and extrovert, wanting to do my own thing but always needing people around me.

Another combination that is sometimes hard to handle is that of Southern and Democrat. I have as much Southern pride as the next Alabamian, but I will forever be just another blue dot in a red state.

I am a combination of free-willed and rule follower, always wanting to have a good time, but doing so in the right way.

My music taste is a combination of old and new. While I love to groove along to The Who, Elvis, and Zeppelin, I am always stoked to hear the best of recent artists.

I have grown to be a combination of hipster and preppy in more ways than one. For instance, I can have long conversations about the control of The Man while sipping on Starbucks.

I hope to someday be a combination of a rebel and a stereotype, as both a sports journalist and a wife/mother.

Who am I? Whoever I feel like being.

Two Decades

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I have found out that it’s appropriate that my birthday is in the fall. It’s a time of change, transition, and letting go. This past Saturday I turned 20. TWENTY. That means I’m two decades old. I found myself feeling the same way the leaves on the trees looked: hanging on to the last bit of the year refusing to let go until I was forced to.

The biggest realization I had about turning 20 is that I would no longer be a teenager. I would not be clumped into that group of people who are thought of as youthful, adventurous, or impulsive. Granted, I would also be away from the stereotypes of immaturity, apathetic, and full of angst.

I am now a 20-something.

But what does that even mean? So far I’m taking it to mean somewhere between a “young person” and an “adult” who can’t decide if she is excited for the future or frightened by it.

I’m a sophomore in college and having the time of my life. Why on Earth would I ever want to leave? All of the fun and not too terribly much responsibility (though enough to stress me out just about every day).

But then I see friends and colleagues getting jobs in their field, getting engaged, and starting families. And there’s no doubt that I want those things.

I’ve realized over the past couple of years that I have a bad habit of thinking too far ahead and only keeping the future in mind. So while I’m in this transitional year, I’m going to try to get better about living in the present. Because if I look back at the past, I’ll probably feel sad about how old I am. And if I look ahead, then I’ll become anxious about how old I’m close to being.

So I’m going to rock this year of my existence. I’ll begin this new era with an enthusiasm for life like I’ve never had before.

Frisbee Friday

Here are a few more photos I have taken for my photojournalism class.

For this assignment, I had to snap some sports pictures. Naturally, I went to the Quad at 3:00 on Friday to capture some shots of ultimate frisbee.

For those of you who don’t know, Friday Frisbee at 3:00 on the Quad is quite a big deal at UA (especially among the students who go to St. Francis). It provides a weekly outlet to relieve stress and kick off the weekend. Here are some of my favorite pictures that I took.

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Marr’s Spring

I am in a photojournalism class this semester and have decided to share some of my projects with y’all.

This set of pictures was taken at Marr’s Spring on campus at the University of Alabama. Built in the 1800s, the spring is the reason for the campus’s location and is still a popular place for students and visitors to relax and enjoy the beauty of campus.

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SPORTS IN 90 SECONDS//I’M SO EXCITED

Howdy y’all! My name is Caroline and this week I share my excitement with you!

Sorry about the background noises; I was washing clothes and my roommate was watching a show. I had no idea the camera would pick those up lol.

So if you can’t tell from this video, my channel will be changing a little bit from here on out. My “Sports in 90 Seconds” videos will now be an occasional upload. They will go back to my rant style, so I will only be making them when I have something to say.
My focus is now shifting to my “Sports Terms 101″ videos. I’m hoping to expand this series to include terms, rules, plays, players, teams, etc. This style of video has become a new passion of mine, as I find it really important to educate girls about sports so boys don’t get to have all the fun. Not to mention, they appeal to a wider audience. These videos will be what’s uploaded regularly every Wednesday (except for this week obviously).
Some weeks I may post both styles of video, others I might only post one. I hope that you will continue to support the channel and ride along with me as I make these changes. I appreciate your support!

HERE ARE SOME COOL LINKS:
SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS29F8_Ecd5MF8V_l3GKYQQ
COLLAB CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChS3PHOj03AnZppFGhYP6xg
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BamaBee13
TUMBLR: http://bamabee13.tumblr.com/
BLOG: https://carolinevncnt.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/bamabee13
PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/cvandwv/

SPORTS IN 90 SECONDS//I’M SO EXCITED

Howdy y’all! My name is Caroline and this week I share my excitement with you!

Sorry about the background noises; I was washing clothes and my roommate was watching a show. I had no idea the camera would pick those up lol.

So if you can’t tell from this video, my channel will be changing a little bit from here on out. My “Sports in 90 Seconds” videos will now be an occasional upload. They will go back to my rant style, so I will only be making them when I have something to say.
My focus is now shifting to my “Sports Terms 101″ videos. I’m hoping to expand this series to include terms, rules, plays, players, teams, etc. This style of video has become a new passion of mine, as I find it really important to educate girls about sports so boys don’t get to have all the fun. Not to mention, they appeal to a wider audience. These videos will be what’s uploaded regularly every Wednesday (except for this week obviously).
Some weeks I may post both styles of video, others I might only post one. I hope that you will continue to support the channel and ride along with me as I make these changes. I appreciate your support!

HERE ARE SOME COOL LINKS:
SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS29F8_Ecd5MF8V_l3GKYQQ
COLLAB CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChS3PHOj03AnZppFGhYP6xg
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BamaBee13
TUMBLR: http://bamabee13.tumblr.com/
BLOG: https://carolinevncnt.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/bamabee13
PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/cvandwv/