Life is a Stone Game

March 11, 2010 at 8:26 am 4 comments

A few weeks ago I had an admissions interview with a college. The interviewer walks in 20 minutes late, pulls out a pen and paper to write down my every word, and asks, “Who are you?”

I had to answer this very abstract question with literally no time to think it through.

Since it was the last of many interviews, I was prepared to answer certain basic questions. He asked none of them.

And so, I found myself in a crowded coffee shop telling a complete stranger about my two biggest flaws, the best advice I’ve ever given, and where I plan to be in 15 years–coming up with long, detailed answers off the top of my head. I don’t remember half of what I said, but I kept telling myself that anything’s better than “Uh… I don’t know.”

How did I do? I have no idea. But I’m proud of myself for having the confidence not to panic under pressure. After this class, I hope we all do.

Life is a stone game.



Entry filed under: Creativity, Experience & public speaking, Finding Your Voice, Group Communication, public speaking, Reflecting on Experience, Uncategorized.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Destiny  |  March 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I didn’t get to play the stone game with our speech class, but I have played it before. All I can say is life is definitely like a stone game. There comes times in our lives when we have to be able to “improv”, and I think that speech class has helped us all with that.

  • 2. Tena  |  March 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    In my life I have found that we never know where are rocks are placed. We need to be able to place them so we can have a secure future. Our speech class has taught to be prepared us to accept our stones where they lay and build them for improvement. I want to say our paths will be easy, but that would not be true. Take each day, make the best and watch where it takes us.There are , at times, holes to fill in but then our path smooths out.God watches over us and guides ue with his hands, we just need to be willing to hold on. His pathway ends to a beautiful life.
    Tena C.

  • 3. annette58  |  March 11, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Your are so right God does do so much in my life he has guided me this far in my life and I know that he has given me the right pathway also. And your right it is beautiful! Joan

  • 4. gothicmaster666  |  March 12, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Tarina, I hope the interview went great, and I think that you would have no problem with any question that is thrown at you. You have provided me with great insight and your comments are very helpful. I wish you the best of luck, and may fortune follow you wherever you go.



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