What is one question you dislike being asked?
The one question I dislike more than anything is the question, “Why don’t you sing everything you want to say?”
I don’t mind the question so much if it’s by a person who doesn’t know me, but when it’s by someone I know who has asked the question before, it annoys the crap out of me. I understand my stutter seems nonexistent when I sing, and I love musicals, but this is not Phantom of the Opera; Westside Story; Wicked; and it sure as heck isn’t Glee( I love the show and musicals, but too much attention was put on the character Rachel Berry). It’s my life!
I have my methods for dealing with my speech. My methods are prayer, talking in front of a mirror, elongating words, breathing when necessary, eye contact, taking my time, speaking in my natural tone, and speaking with a rhythm. Singing is a last resort, which I use occasionally. Doing it in place of speaking entirely is something I do not wish to do. If I sang everything it would become a chore for me, rather than a special gift from God.
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