We all have our hurdles in life. Sometimes you luck out and get something that’s temporary or repairable or overcomeable. Sometimes you’re stuck with the feature. Mine is a speech issue; I’ve got, essentially, permanent laryngitis. It feels and sounds pretty much like you’d expect.
Has it stopped me from doing shows, teaching, having regular jobs? Nope. It has just made them harder. Sometimes the sheer number of additional steps to accomplish something others get the first try makes me throw up my hands in frustration. I’d scream but… I really can’t.
I deliberately picked education and work that did not need me to be the front facing person. Mostly that’s enough. I’m posting this because around this time I’ll be starting to post videos with my own voice-overs. I will tweak the levels so they’re loud enough but I have anxiety about the fact that it is still going to be weird to others… and I hate sticking out. Hate it. A lot.
Here’s to leaping out of your comfort zone!