Contagious Optimism blog follows college student’s adventures
Wouldn’t starting a blog in college have been such a good idea? Documenting your life experiences, tracking the fun times, acknowledging the life lessons, noting the fantastic lectures you’re attending. Man, if only there was a time machine. But now we can live vicariously through Katie Baker’s Contagious Optimism, a blog about a second-year university student. Katie’s blog is fun, innocent and takes us back to the good ol’ days. Katie, reveal more secrets, please …
Where I’m based: Charlotte, N.C.
How long I’ve been blogging: A wee bit over a year.
Blog/business basics: Contagious Optimism is where I share the happenings of my life. In general, I am upbeat and outgoing, so my blog is my place to contribute more happiness to this world by my documenting my experiences.
What do you like about blogging? I like having a space to share my thoughts and ideas, and it’s wonderful to see such a supportive blogging community. I like getting to know other bloggers from all around the country and even other areas of the world.
Guilty pleasure: One Tree Hill. I could watch that show for hours and hours on end. Wait, I actually have. I started the show at the end of this past December and finished (yes, all nine seasons) in March. Yikes! Did I just admit that?!
Last thing I bought: A cheap-o beach ball from Target for shenanigans at the park.
How was your freshman year of college? My freshman year has been absolutely amazing. I had this idea of how it would be in my head, but the reality blew all of my expectations out of the water. I got to know so many wonderful people and I have fond memories of this past year. Living with and near so many uplifting people made the transition from living with my family to a bunch of strangers across the country in Utah effortless.
What was your most memorial thing about the dorms? The extremely random things we would do out of boredom. For instance, I kidnapped the stuffed antelope my friends had mounted on their wall, and hid it in my dorm. Hearing those guys scream when they realized their precious antelope was missing was priceless.
What do you have in store for this summer? I will be serving an 18-month mission in Brazil, so right now I am working to save money for that. In the midst of working and preparing, I will be driving with my windows down, teaching myself how to Dougie and swinging at the park.
Where’d you learn to do your killer Russian accent? The funny/sad thing about my Russian accent is that it actually started out as a French accent that somehow morphed into Russian. People kept telling me how funny it is, so it stuck. I have several Russian coworkers that love it!