As part of my sister’s conquest to build self-confidence, someone had recommended that she take an Improv class. She eventually found a free workshop at the EXPO Arts center called Held2Gether. As she reserved a spot for herself as a participant, she placed my name down too…
Neither of us has ever seen an Improv show, so we didn’t know what to expect other than act on the spot when given a scenario. During our workshop, the instructors had us pretend that we were part of a machine, making noises and movements. For instance, I was part of an ice machine, where I imitated a grinding sound while churning an imaginary bucket. I should add that, out of nowhere, this 6 foot, buff dude (another participate) rammed his ass into me, which, basically, knocked me over – I couldn’t stay in character after that! After several different exercises that felt like ice breakers to me, we were finally given a scenario, where we had to pretend we were in some kind of store – it’s a 3-part scene.
For some reason, my sister and I were not terrified when we arrived. We were excited to dive right in, which we did! So, I don’t think my sister and I lacked self-confidence in this area, especially since we aren’t afraid of making a fool of ourselves in public!
What helps me build self-confidence is what I choose to wear. I, truly, do believe that what you wear not only has to look good, but it has to make you feel good too. So, here’s what got me through my Improv class on that rainy day:
The featured piece here is the Jeffrey Campbell’s Stormy Rain Boot that I had purchased for about $55.00 at Nordstrom. Rain boots comes in whole sizes, so if you’re a 7.5 US, you’ll be needing a size 8 US. These shoes, particularly, run a bit small, so I suggest going a size up. These shoes will definitely hurt your feet in the beginning, but it’s smooth for the rest of the way. I had also worn these for a day-trip to Mt. Baldy, which you can check-out on my IG or a previous post here.