At the beginning of this year, I made a resolution to be able to control my stuttering. I got on to it on war footing – doing reading practice for 30 minutes in the morning, talking to fellow PWS for two hours in the evening through Skype, and organizing and attending TISA meetings on week-ends.
And all this benefited me immensely, the improvement in my speech was evident for all. People commented how I was more fluent than ever, and I was feeling good about myself.
Then the inevitable happened, I became complacent. I began skipping reading practice, and finding excuses to skip the Skype sessions, finding refuge behind being busy. Then in April, my wife had a daughter, and I had another valid excuse to skip TISA meetings and Skype session.
I didn’t realize how much this was affecting me, until one day while talking to a fellow PWS – Anuj, he commented on how much I was stuttering. Then I realized that relapsed had occurred with a vengeance. Now is the time to fasten my seat-belt and get back to it with the same intensity. So here I come….