Today, I changed something fundamental about myself, something I didn’t think would ever change. I have been tongue-tied, literally, all my life, and it has always been one of the weird little things that define and describe me.
Today that changed. I am no longer tongue-tied. At least in the literal sense. (All bets are off for tripping over words. Guaranteed that will still happen!)
So, what’s one little weird thing that defines you? Have you documented it yet? Maybe you should! You definitely don’t have to, but think about how much fun it would be to go back and see something about a part of you that you thought would never change, and suddenly has!
Case in point: My T page from the Me: the abridged version album I did for a Cathy Zielske class over at BPC.
The journaling reads, in part:
This is me, literally and figuratively.There’s a membrane that attaches the tip of my tongue to the bottom of my mouth. Reason I look so weird when I stick my tongue out. Genetic. Passed on to Simon, but it’s not as extreme on him. I am also very good at loosing my train of thought mid-speech, which comes across as stuttering, muttering, and general trailing off of sentences. Luckily for me, I have a husband who helps keep me on track.
So glad to have that now that it is no longer true. It may be time to do a new album. Or not. It’s only been 4 years. We’ll see!
Now, don’t you think it’s time to document yourself before you become a new and improved you?
PSA: If you are tongue-tied, and you’re having trouble with your gums, run, don’t walk to your dentist! A little bit of pain now can really help preserve your teeth in the long run.