"I jump because I feel so much lighter now, after having accomplished something huge the past week." - Lily
"I jump for a serene place called Polegreen. I jump for the fun of discovering new places and because the taste of freedom makes me feel light on my feet." - Paula
This jump was submitted by one of Jump Because's Jump-Stars, Caroline. Our jump-stars are our fans who have shown us at Jump Because the most love over the past 4 years - and we wanted to give a shout out to them! We'll be featuring some of our Jump-Stars on our site, and you can view Caroline's Jump-Star interview below.
"I jump for milestones and for my incredible family and friends without which this day would not be possible!" - Dr. Caroline O. Cobb
VCU Psychology Graduation Ceremony, Richmond, Virginia
Caroline's Jump-Star Interview:
How did you first hear about Jump Because? through a friend
What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word "jump"?
We started Jump Because because we felt there was something special about jumping - and our hunch is that you might feel the same. Do you? What do you think sets jumping apart from things like hopping, running, and so on?
It never ceases to amaze me how I can't control my facial expressions whatsoever while jumping. No matter how I try! I think jumping forces you to be in the moment like no other activity can do. Within the jump is a just a special place where you are only YOU.
This is a 2-part question. 1.) Do you remember the last time you jumped? If yes, when was it? 2.) How did you feel?
I jumped this past weekend. It wasn't planned it wasn't photographed. I jumped onto my boyfriend's back for a piggyback ride to the car to help him bring in the groceries. Like always this jump made me smile and laugh and feel so lucky to have someone who understands why sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up.
Is there a post from www.jumpbecause.com that you have found to be especially awesome? What was it, and why was it so great?
All the posts with children jumping just warm my heart. It just makes me so happy to see the jumping joy on their little faces!
What's one interesting thing about yourself that you'd like to share?
I wanted to be veterinarian for most of my childhood/adolescence until I realized how much time you spend with your hand up a cow's butt! Now I'm a psychologist and wondering what I was so scared of....
At jump because, we talk a lot about jumping. But, "standing because" is important, too. What do you stand for? This question is inspired by a traveling art exhibit called "What do you stand for?" put on by Art180, which is a youth art's organization. Like Jump Because, Art180 is based in Richmond, Virginia. You can read more info about their project here: http://www.art180.org/index.shtml
I stand for my friends, my family, and my cat. I stand for silliness. I stand for helping others and letting yourself be helped (something I learned to do in 2011).
Do you have any feedback for us at www.jumpbecause.com?
Keep doing what you are doing. Don't stop. Never stop!
"I jump for spring and the amazing, beautiful flowers that have been blooming for weeks!" -L.
"We jump for monumental yoga flash mobs on Palm Sunday/April Fool's Day/Birthdays... we jump for yoga as a way to connect spiritually with one's community. And for yoga teacher training field trips!" -Yoga flash-mobbers
"I jump...for the times, they are a-changin' -- in many different ways! I jump because it's the start of daylight savings time, and I am excited for an extra sunny day spent outside with friends!" - Paula