No One Will Ever Take me Seriously

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   Posted 7/24/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Now that I'm starting to figure out what I'm going to be studying in college and I need to pick a career, I feel very excited but at the same time I'm so scared. I rarely talk about this only because it's touchy and really embarassing, and I just don't know what to do with myself.
I'm gonna guess probably from the time I first started talking and said my first few words back in the early years, I've had a lisp. To me, it feels really heavy, but everyone tells me I talk fine but I know they're just trying to not upset me. Now that I'm older, I can't stand it anymore. I feel like I'm a little girl still who talks with a little baby lisp and a squeaky voice and no one is ever going to take me seriously. What I would love to do is become a counselor, and I know that in counseling the patient talks more than the counselor, but when it is my time to answer questions and talk about stuff, how will anyone ever take me seriously? Because of my voice alone, I feel I'm still a little kid that people laugh about behind my back. I don't know what my options are....and I definetly don't have the money for therapy or any thing of that sort. Anyone else feel the same or help a sister out with some advice?
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   Posted 7/25/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   

If you would like to be a counselor, why don't you go for that? I think you would be good at it. You understand what people are going through and what better way to help them.

I think you are self conscious about your lisp, if you still even have one, you probably think that you do and it is set in your mind.

Listen to your voice on a tape recorder and see how you sound. Either way you are a good person and i think that you would make a perfect counselor.

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   Posted 7/27/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   


No one took me seriously when I chose nursing as I was not crazy about needles or blood..............but I loved medicine.  It can be done you I think you will let your heart lead you to what will make you happy. :-)

Keep posting.


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   Posted 7/27/2008 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there. I know alot of people who think a lisp is cute! And even if some dont, it's you. God made u special and it's just a part of you. I also know a couple of people who have lisps and are becoming teachers. They wil have to talk alot. And I've never heard anyone make fun of them or not take them seriously. Dont be so hard on yourself. And I believe if you really want to be a counselor then definately go for it. Who knows, maybe somebody will come in and be self consious about stuttering or a lisp and you will be able to sympathyze. Keep your head up and dont let others get you down. K? Have a great day or night, (Whatever your time now) Love to you!
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