Holy Cow! What another awesome meeting with 18 of us in attendance. We had a couple of new faces, our recent "regular" group, and we were so excited and blessed to have Michael and Ian join us again after a long while. They always contribute such deeply insightful thoughts, and share their personal stories in an inspiring, authentic-to-the-core, way (as do all of our members). Tonight we listened to a part of a StutterTalk podcast about being present in the moment of stuttering, authenticity, and stuttering openly, and what that all means to each of us. Next month, we will be continuing the conversation regarding authenticity, watching a couple of short speeches by inspiring young woman who stutter, and we will have a reading addressing this topic that will be sure to spark a meaningful discussion.
What an incredible time of socializing, eating, drinking, and friendship. 18 of us met up at the Yard House for dinner, and besides a snafu with the reservations, we had a great time. Some members brought their partners or significant others, and that was a welcomed addition to the group. It was so wonderful to have so many of us together outside of our structured, support group meetings and out in the "real world." We can't wait until our Spring get together!