Essay about Stuttering Will Not Crush My Dreams
I find myself having difficulty breathing, almost as if I have forgotten how to. I wipe the sweat off my brow, grab my index cards tightly, and open my mouth …show more content…
I first realized I was different when I was in the fifth grade. While the thirty-four other students in my class could speak aloud in class without any trouble, I was not as fortunate. I noticed that sometimes when I spoke, I would suddenly get stuck on a word that I could not say. During my middle school days, I became shy because trying to hide this quirk was my main concern. The childhood teasing proved to be a traumatic experience. So much so, that if I could avoid speaking in class, I would. I did not want to subject myself to a class full of students laughing at me.
I got very frustrated and had very low self- esteem. I was so upset at my lack of fluency in speech that I thought something was seriously wrong with me. I remember thinking that, if I were ever granted one wish, I would not wish to be the richest person in the world or to be the smartest person in the world, but rather that I could speak fluently without any stuttering problem. But no matter how much I wished, it did not come true. Instead, the one thing that kept me motivated was my high grades. I was always among the top students in my class. However, even my grades could not compare to the moral support I got from my