Sunday, June 7, 2015

Story Cubes

We recently purchased a couple of sets of Story Cubes to have at the national sessions of the Institute. I wanted to try them out and this is the (silly but fun) result.

A #Day7 tale inspired by Story Cubes...

Once upon a time, there was a participant from the Institute named Chris. 

It was the last day of the program. Chris was nervous leaving the program and camp where she spent the past 6 days getting to know herself and some other interesting, caring,  fantastic people who are also committed to making our colleges, communities, and the world a better place. And even though she was energized by the program, she was also feeling a bit unsure of what it will be like when she isn't surrounded by these other 60 people. She wasn't sure if she would be able share her true self beyond the Institute or if she'd continue to wear the mask that she sometimes put on, hiding her authentic self. 

On top of being a little nervous about leaving, Chris was was tired! Her Family Cluster, the Pyramid of Leadership, was up most of the night on Day 5, taking advantage of their last evening together talking, laughing, dancing, and playing board games. It's hard to say "good bye" to a group of people who has become like family. And it was worth losing a little sleep to spend as much time as possible together.

But we have a secret that maybe Chris hasn't discovered yet. 

The scales are tipped in Chris' favor. She has learned so much about what it means to live a life of integrity, to believe in possibility, to understand who she is more deeply, and to consider how she wants to contribute to the world. All of that knowledge is at her disposal. She is ready for #Day7 and to defeat any dragons that try and stop her. 

And she lived happily ever after in #Day7. 

PS: Pyramid was a real stretch here. :) 

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