After being in India for two weeks and experiencing the life altering situations we did, coming back home was hard. Although we had many pictures to show and jokes to pass on, the one major thing we could hold on to were our stories. We had stories about the people we met, the places we went and the food we ate. But retelling these stories weren't easy.
On September 1, 2010, the Global Nerds gathered for a story-telling workshop to help us strengthen our story telling abilities. With our travel journals in hand we journeyed back through our Indian adventure. Each of us chose the person or event that touched us the most and wrote a brief statement about them.
Professional story-tellers, Elicia Berger and Emily Epstein, came in and spoke to us about how to expand our stories in order to convey what we've learned from it. They provided examples with their own stories of encounters with the tooth fairy and French self-cleaning bathrooms. Their hilarious yet insightful stories taught us how to use description and emphasis appropriately in our stories. With their help we were then able to finish and present our stories aloud to each other. We found this to be a great accomplishment, as we are now able to recount our stories to those who were not able to experience India with us and make them feel as if they were there with us.