Hey there! It’s me. It’s this time of the year again… Destination Imagination. If you don’t remember, I did this fun little tournament around a year ago with my class. I also wrote a blog post about it, just like every other project:
Well, we did it again, and honestly, it was somehow worse…
Now, before I get into the rest of this blog post, I just want to say that the purpose of this blog post is not to complain about DI. I don’t want to seem like I’m just being a stick in the mud. I did my best to come into DI with an open mind with hopes that it might be different from last year, and I tried to keep that open mind throughout the project. The purpose of this post is to reflect on it, and if I’m being completely honest, my experience wasn’t very positive this time either. Maybe it’s just the way that it was presented to us as something that we need to compete in that isn’t optional, or maybe it was the fact that this year we didn’t get to put in suggestions for our teams or our challenge. All I know is that I didn’t have a blast doing it this time, so I’m not going to lie and say that I did. Anyways, here’s my adventures with DI this year:
Like last year, we started out by being put onto our teams. I wound up being put onto the Fine Arts team, which definitely wasn’t my top choice. As someone who has experience working in the film industry, I was hoping for maybe another challenge where I could focus on honing my other talents and interests as a little bit of a change. Our challenge was “Tricky Tales”, a challenge in which a trickster had to overcome a task. There also had to be an illusion and a costume change. The trickster could not wear the costume either.
In our presentation, I ended up taking a step back from the forefront and was in charge of the scene transitions with turning our set around at the right times and also played Townsfolk 2. I also helped with painting the set.
If I’m being completely honest, I definitely could have participated a little more. I guess I just got kind of overwhelmed with the whole ordeal and kind of just zoned out quite a bit when we were working on our solution. Next year, I’m going to try to learn from my mistakes that I made this year and definitely try stepping out of my comfort zone, which is something I wish I did this year.
When the time came that we were actually a few minutes away from presenting our solution, I kind of had an “oh crap” feeling in the back of my head, that I think arose from all of the stress of what we had been working on and the possibility of the impending doom that might be upon us as soon as we started to present our solution. Despite my worrying, It actually went quite well. Our transitions were smooth and everyone remembered all of their lines. Mostly.
That’s pretty much it. Here is the video of our team’s performance:
Here are the links to my team member’s blogs:
I hope you enjoyed all 577 words of this blog post and I’ll see you on the next one.