Make Room For The Stuttering

A Million Things I Want To Say

Posted on: March 3, 2009

Sometimes people get very impatient. Have you noticed? It doesn’t just happen with people who stutter. It happens to everyone. We live in such a busy world, everything happens so fast, and the rise of ever changing technology just makes things faster.

I love email and Facebook and writing in general, but also recognize that for many years, it was a crutch. I always felt I could express myself better in writing. I can string words together, make them work, have the words almost dance off the page, and if it doesn’t please me, I can just erase them. It used to be with an eraser, now its with the backspace or delete button.

There are so many things I want to say. I want to let my partner know that it annoys me when he always has to get the last word in. I want to let my mom know that sometimes I just want her to listen. I want to let my dad know that I am living my life the way I think I need to.

I want to let the boss who fired me know that I did not let it get the best of me – that it actually opened up a whole new chapter in my life that I wouldn’t have read if I had stayed stuck. I want to let my best friend know that I miss him, and that we need to spend sometime together.

I want to let kids know that it is OK to speak up and say whats on your mind. I want to say thank you to my mentor in high school who helped me through the tough times and who probably has no idea how much she really impacted me.

I want to shout it from the mountaintops and to anyone who cares to listen. I have a voice. We have a voice. Take time to talk to the people you care about. Do it in person. It has more impact.

Listen. Open your heart. Don’t be too embarrassed to tell someone how you really feel.

I have always felt I couldn’t say what I really wanted to say. Don’t waste time. Just do it.

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