Upcoming Meetings – Summer 2010

June 21, 2010  |  Posted in: Events,Newsletter   |  By:   |   0 Comments

In order to work around other stuttering-related events, the next two meeting days needed to be changed. Our plan is as follows:

  • Monday, June 28th (NOT July 5th – to accommodate our conference attendees)
  • Monday, August 2nd (regular schedule)

Other than that, hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!

Do you need a break from the sweltering heat? Why not come “chill” with some “cool” people and share a laugh or a smile? How about a change of pace? A place to get away from the everyday chaos that seems to take over our lives so quickly?

I can honestly say that the Queens Chapter of the NSA is my monthly getaway. Although the time always flies by and we ALWAYS stay late cause the conversations are so amazing and interesting, I can’t say enough how much I enjoy being a part of something so special. Anyone who is reading this and has attended knows what I’m talking about. Our time together is so powerful and inspiring to me in so many different ways.

Unfortunately for me, I had to leave our last meeting early. Needless to say I was NOT happy. Inevitably, when the time came to start writing this newsletter, I couldn’t think of anything except how mad I was about the fact that I had to leave. At that moment, it occurred to me what to write. Why was I so mad? I was so mad because I missed the opportunity to say whatever I wanted or to say nothing. I was mad because I missed the chance to meet someone new. I was mad because nowhere else will I feel so comfortable speaking EXACTLY what’s on my mind and express it in whichever way I choose. These are only a few of the many reasons why I love our group so much!

Oh, I almost forgot my favorite reason…………………to hear someone else sharing why they love our group so much and how much they enjoy coming and how they wished it met more often then once a month!

If you have not attended yet, now is your chance to experience something new and meet great people at the same time. Come out and give it a shot.

Steffi had to catch me up with what I missed. Here’s what happened at our last meeting. We discussed how life is about setting obtainable goals and sometimes taking chances to achieve those goals. It’s about not being discouraged if you don’t succeed right away, but rather to re-focus yourself and adjust to the new hurdle. This applies to any thing you do in life, whether it is going for that new position at work, making that important phone call you’ve been putting off, or even ordering that sandwich “JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT.” It may be time to take that chance and go for it!

As different and unique as we all are, stuttering bonds us, but doesn’t define us. It is only a piece of us. It also empowers us with the choice to help other people who stutter and people who may not understand stuttering.

Hope to see you at the next meeting!!

A special thanks to Steffi for her contributions to this newsletter. Thank you!

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