Hey there, thanks for stopping by! You may have clicked on this site wondering, “talking2ourselves”? The reason I named my site this is because throughout my life I have spent a very long time talking to myself. Not because I didn’t have friends or am crazy, but because I have a quite noticeable stutter when I speak. Growing up I was so incredibly self conscious of this, fearing that I would be teased or that people would think I was different.
I am currently am and have been an AP Psychology teacher for the past 5 years. I know what you are thinking, lecturing to a class of 20 teenagers with a speaking impediment? Some call it peculiar, I call it bold. The reason why I chose to teach is the sense of accomplishment I feel when my students are engaged in a lecture or when they master a concept. That sense of accomplishment trumps my anxiety of public speaking everyday.
The purpose of this site is to convince other individuals who have speech impediments of any kind to never let it hold them back. If you asked me what I wanted to be 10 years ago, I never would have imagined that I would be a teacher. I was unfortunately bullied throughout my childhood and was clinically depressed for a majority of my teenage years. So if you are feeling alone and that no one understands you, that isn’t true because I am here. If you are struggling, please reach out and know that I am here for you and care about you.