This morning I went to Rite Aid and a worker there asked me if he could help me find anything. A little later I was sitting on my front porch with my dog and my neighbor walked by and asked if he could pet my dog. Then he asked me my name and stuff. I realized that in both of these situations that those people would have NO idea my voice was off. I mean I don’t think I sound normal by any means, especially in a long conversation, but in these instances it wasn’t obvious at all. I’ve been told multiple times that I sound like I have an accent from the Midwest. So I guess I don’t sound nearly as bad as I think I do. I think the opera lessons are already helping.