Another excerpt from my scribblings
Dear me is the title of a series of letters that I have written myself as part of my ‘horizon planning’ horizon what? Well my take is this its preparing for things that are just on my horizon. I can see the shape, I know its there but I cannot quite see what it is and as such am not sure what the impact is going to be. So I speculate and in doing so I pick the things which I know will have the highest negative impact and have distilled them into a series of Dear Me letters…… they all start the same way. This example is taken from my Dear me speech letter.
Catastrophic voice loss
If you are reading this then something really sad has happened with your voice. This letter marks the change from accepting ok to accepting but finding it tough.
Remember you picked a time to write this when you were in a good place about it. It is also from you to you which and as you know yourself better than anyone you’d better take some notice of what you put!
I want you to celebrate not mourn, for when you had a strong voice you used it in the best way you knew how to. You touched 1000’s of lives with your speaking and captivated audiences with the radio shows. You did more than most. So now be proud momentarily. Then move on, find a different way to communicate, ‘a voice’ can be so much more than speech.
I have several Dear Me’s and I will keep adding to them and they will one day serve to help. Of that I am sure ☺