5 Things About This SLP


Thanks for stopping over at my blog! Jessica over at The Speech Space is hosting a fun linky party and giveaway. This is a fun post for me because I love letting people know more about myself and learning about other bloggers. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about this SLP.

1) I love to sing. Whether it's in the shower, the car, or in church choir, music is a major part of my life. In college, I was part of our top concert choir and was also in an A'Capella group before Pitch Perfect made it cool.

2) I snore.  I feel bad for my husband. My dentist said that I have large adenoids and that the anatomy of my jaw likely contributes to this. I'm having a sleep study done soon since I have a family history of apnea.

3) I am pretty good at playing the flute. Everyone expected me to become a music major. During my summers in high school I participated in a competitive marching band. We traveled across the country competing in parades. I still like to play my flute at church but somedays I miss just playing it for fun.

4) My cat, Odin, is like a puma. I love my cat! He is 15 pounds of solid muscle and can leap across rooms or jump on tope of our kitchen cabinets with ease and grace.

5) I have a history of clinical anxiety and depression. This is on a much more serious note, but it isn't something I am afraid to share. Mental illness needs to be discussed to eliminate the stigma. I am a well balanced individual with a chemical imbalance in my brain, an organ that has amazing functions. I feel that my experience with anxiety and depression allows me to relate to my students who may be struggling with mental illness themselves. (Wow, that got deep fast - sorry)

There you have it! 5 things you probably didn't know about me. For extra fun, you can enter the contest below to win a copy of my "Would You Rather" for articulation R bundle. This is one of my earliest products and will be updated on TPT within the next 48 hours. You can take a sneak peak here.


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17 comments:

  1. Caroline, I snore too! Drives my husband nuts...deviated septum that I never took the time to get fixed. Thanks for getting "deep" on your post. I'm doing the same!

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  2. I, too, have a deviated septum and yes I snore. I hate it when I go to conferences and share a room with someone. It's embarrassing actually!

    I pray for a day when mental illness won't have that negative stigma.

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  3. I have always wanted to be able to sing. Unfortunately, I sound terrible when I try!

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  4. How brave of you to share about your personal struggle with anxiety and depression! Very admirable :-) Thank you so much for linking up!

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  5. Good luck with the sleep study! I had one done last year and found out I had apnea. I feel so much better since I've gotten it taken care of :)

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  6. Hey!!! I play the flute at church, too! Music was actually my first major, but when I found out I had to take Sight Singing, I was out of there! :)
    Thank you for mentioning the anxiety & depression. There is NO reason to be ashamed...more people need to realize that.

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  7. Thank you for sharing! My husband also snores and I have wondered about sleep anea. Maybe he needs a sleep study!

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  8. I've always had a great love for music, but have absolutely no musical talent...Luckily there are people out there like you who are more talented! :)

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  9. Thank you for sharing! I took flute in grammar school and just couldn't play! Your strong connection to music makes me wonder if you like to listen to music? Any favorite artists? Your puma sounds very cool!

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    1. I love to listen to music as well. My mood usually determines the artist I pick for the day. Sometimes it's choral music, pop music, or anything besides country. :) My current favorite artists include Pentatonix, the Piano Guys, and Adele.

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  10. I also like to sing and I snore :)

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  11. I'm not a blogger but I have apnea and on July 6 had my tonsils and uvula removed. I had the my septum fixed also. Still snore. Still have apnea. Can't get used to wearing cpap mask.

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  12. I also have anxiety and take medicine for it. I'm not at all ashamed because I own it, treat it and feel better because of it.

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    1. Thanks for sharing! When I first started taking my medication I remember thinking to myself, "This must be how most people feel every day." It was amazing change and so happy that I have been blessed with the means to treat my anxiety.

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  13. Hi! That is so cool that you were in an Acapella group! I was in show choir and musical theater (LOVE SINGING!!)
    It was fun reading about you!
    -Mandi of Panda Speech

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    1. Thanks for reading! Sometimes when I hear a song that we did for show choir on the radio I can't help but break into the dance.

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  14. Congratulations to my Rafflecopter winner Gloria! Check your email for my Would You Rather R Bundle!

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