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?