Meeting New People

I’m EXTREMELY self-conscious about meeting new people who don’t know anything about me.  I shouldn’t be, I need to get over that.  I look good, and I sound – eh.  I wish I sounded better when I talk but it is what it is.  The thing I’m most self-conscious about is my speech.  I hate the way I talk, but it’s not so bad.  I warn everyone – even friends, that I sound ‘weird.’  I only talk on the phone to select people.  Every time I have warned someone about my speech I have gotten a response like “you don’t sound weird, I have no problem understanding you.”  Or something like that.  I know I don’t sound that bad.  Certainly not as bad as I sound to myself.  To first meet me you wouldn’t know anything at all was wrong with me.  In fact you would probably think I’m pretty healthy.  That’s true, I am really healthy now.  And you would have to talk to me for a while to know I have a speech disorder.  I just need to stop being so self-conscious.



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