I got goose bumps listening to this girl. The voice and power within her. Her stutter being the most real part of her.
It touched me as I have always had a bit of mild stutter. Especially when I speak fast, if I’m tired or get excited! But that does not stop me. I just have to remind myself to slow down sometimes. I have always been a quick walker and a quick talker :)
I always laugh at: when I worked at Inexcess fashion about 2 years ago, I sometimes could not pronounce Inexcess because of the ‘I’ so I always challenged myself when I picket up the phone to try to say it in a new way, to put the pronunciation where it was not supposed to be, even if it sounded strange! Matthew always (lovingly) laughed at it, that, out of all the letters in an alphabet I ended up at a company with one of the few letters which I have difficulties pronouncing. It is generally the letters ‘a’ ‘e’ and ‘i’.
The fact that I sometimes stutter have never made me feel any less. I have had times in my life when it has been worse and I have had thoughts about speech therapy or energy block exercises just because it can sometimes be physically exhausting but mostly I don’t think about it at all! I can’t really remember the last time I stuttered, or maybe I’m just blocking it from taking up any of my precious thoughts. Whatever way, I got other more important and fun things to focus on in my life.
I’m so lucky to have Matthew, as he knows me so well, so when I start to speed up in my speech he touches me softly, helping me to remain calm and relaxed in my body. I’m just so excited about most things that it is hard to speak slow and I find it SO boring! From within my head, it sounds so strange speaking slow…
So whatever you have, that makes you YOU, on the inside or the outside, don’t let it stop you, ever. Loving yourself is the first step towards true happiness. And I will never stop being excited, if that comes with a bit of stutter, well then thats what makes me ME. No-one is perfect, and that is what makes us so awesome and unique!