We believe in you! Great to read about your journey 🥰 Posted @withrepost • @adventurous_aquarius Improv changed who I am. For the last semester of senior year, I wanted to take a fun elective class. I found a class called, “Improvisational Techniques for Communication” and read its description. It said that improv would help me become a more “confident communicator.” I was like, “Sure! I want to be one” and I registered. For the first three classes, I wasn’t sure if I belonged in the class - it seemed like all of my classmates were funnier than me and I felt out of place. Was I allowed to be in this class? Could I really make people laugh? I had (I still do) stage fright...what if I make a big mistake and offend someone? I had all those worries, but my instructor reassured me that improvisers are not always funny. That it was more about listening to each other and adding on things. I knew that I was good at listening to people, so I put my fears aside and committed to it. The night before our first show on-campus, it was difficult for me to fall asleep because I was thinking about all those “what-if”s. What if I mess up, etc... you get the point. However, during the first show, I made people laugh. I took a deep breath and stepped up to initiate scenes, and I didn’t mess up. In fact, my friends were impressed by some of the scenes I created. I felt more confident. I also remember when a friend’s friend who saw the show recognized me weeks later and said, “Oh!! You did amazing at the show!” I started to feel like I was becoming a “confident communicator” as well. Maybe you can ask me if you want to know 😃 A BIG shoutout to Baltimore Improv Group for all your free shows and amazing classes & my friends, my support system for encouraging me and letting me practice with you all & my amazing classmates from Improv class for saying “yes, and” to me & Michael, our instructor, who believed in me :) Thank you.