Remember when we would immerse ourselves in make-believe worlds? For most of us, it happened during our childhood when we'd freestyle storylines and simultaneously act out the parts. It was never fun until we'd run into a challenge that we just had to figure out in order to win, survive, or save the day!!
It took teamwork, smarts, and unconventional thinking in order to move on from one obstacle to the next. Sometimes we'd fail, but that would only motivate us to think up alternate solutions in order to complete our tasks.
And all of this happened in a finite amount of time, as we had to race against the clock before school recess would end or dinner time would show up out of nowhere.
Well, do you remember doing that? Do you remember (bada-ba-ba-ba) loving it?
If so, you may have heard a thing or two about my latest hobby: ESCAPE ROOMS!!
I know I know, escape rooms have been around for a handful of years, but they were still foreign to me before I had my first experience in late January. My friend Cristina celebrated her birthday with a doubleheader of escape rooms and I couldn't have asked for a better way to plunge into the world of escape rooms. And get HOOKED.
The craze hit me hard, as I went on to experience a total of 6 escape rooms in less than a months time. I had to stop buying the occasional $10 lunch during the work week; instead, I consumed colorful dust particles found on the floor in order to afford all of this.
I'm only kidding of course!! however, the typical cost for an escape room is around $25-$40, not cheap, but for someone who doesn't indulge on a regular basis, it has been well worth it.
Below is a breakdown of my escape room experiences so far (don't worry, no spoilers):
Doing escape rooms is a wonderful getaway from the daily grind. They propel you to exercise your brain in a myriad of ways, causing you to use your imagination and creativity to accomplish a series of goals.
Just like when we were kids :)