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I can talk the talk with my brain in low gear (thankfully, after 10 years of working in the field the information is embedded in my cortex) but I just don't have access to all the materials anymore to be able to 'throw together' a workshop in a moment. Images of larynxes. Statistics on vocal problems in teachers/trainers. The latest warm-up techniques. That sort of thing. That stuff has gone from my hard drive.
I got off the phone,
I spent a lovely hour this afternoon putting together my presentation. Reminiscing about the days I spent working with voice clients and running workshops for teachers like the one I was putting together. I had a little pang as I thought about how long ago it is now (4 years) since I did this kind of work. I loved it. I loved it every day I did it. Until I didn't anymore. And then I stopped.
A little piece of me will always be a speech pathologist. Let's hope I can channel her tomorrow and produce an awesome presentation for my group.
Have your changed professions? How do you feel about your 'old' role? And tell me, what do you know about looking after your voice? Mums are another high-risk group you know.