On wednesday, October 1, we had to dress-up as our opposite self for class. For everyone who knows me, they will tell you that I talk A LOT, so I decided not to speak. Instead I brought a chalkboard to class with me. Not talking was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do! After the first five minutes my leg started shaking and all I wanted to do was to talk! Even though I was still able to communicate with use of the chalkboard, it was sOoOoOo challenging. Another element I incorporated was being really mean. The hardest part about that was by the time I was able to write something down, people had already moved onto talking about something else and some people didn’t know what I was talking about. I didn’t really like that aspect I incorporated and after class I had to go up to a girl as I was worried she might had taken me seriously! She hadn’t, but it wasn’t me and didn’t feel right. I also wore a bright pink shirt (as I am always in black or white or something neutral), was disruptive by letting my cell phone go off, and didn’t give the teacher my full attention. I chose to read a book instead.
If I were to do this again, I would approach this just a little differently. Since I talk so much, maybe I shouldn’t have talked at all or at least not tried to as much. I would have also thought of a better way to ‘communicate’ my message – either by walking up to people or having a little bell to ring or something. If I wanted to communicate what I was saying to everyone, it was not always grasped or it was picked up and said by other people.