Destination Imagination has been an amazing experience for my team members and I. We have been surrounded by people who think like us and have been able to be encouraged in our creative thinking, something that we are often not able to do everyday. From the very first stage of figuring out what our team name would be and organizing our costumes, to the last stage (so far) when our team was announced and we found out that we made it to the Global competition, DI has inspired us grow the best part of our minds- our imagination. !
Our team competed in an improvisational competition, in which we walked into a room and were immediately given a situation, setting, improv game, and street performance. In the minute we were given to plan our skit, we had to use teamwork skills and creative thinking to figure out how we would integrate all of these elements in an original and interesting way. We would each share our ideas and work together to grasp an understanding of what we were going to do in our skit. Finally, after the minute was up, we would perform. We had a two-minute time limit for this performance, and we never failed to surprise each other with how our imaginative minds intertwine to perform the skit.!
Because of the DI competition, I have learned to work with others and listen to the creative ideas of my teammates, and collaborate with them to create something amazing together in only three minutes. It is so awesome to be encouraged and challenged creatively and in an innovative aspect. I have been encouraged to think differently and uniquely, and this is a skill that will aid me throughout my entire life. !
Overall, Destination Imagination has been a unique and amazing experience, one that I am extremely grateful for. It has encouraged me to expand the realm of my thinking abilities and has inspired me to exercise the imaginative parts of my mind. Because of this, my teammates and I would love to go to the global stage of the competition, where we can continue this process while meeting all types of people from all around the world. It is an awesome o!pportunity for us all. !