To round out the dynamic year, we had our last meeting of 2017 on Monday December 18th. With over 30 attendees and a handful of new comers, the night was filled with the spirit of resilience.
We reflected on the highs and lows of our stuttering year. Self-compassion seemed to be a common theme. Many of us shared how important it was and always will be to remind ourselves to be more self-forgiving when things don’t go as we hope. As for some New Year’s resolutions, a few members expressed that they would like to practice more patience and be more proactive in recognizing small successes in order to achieve a bigger goal.
As we brace for wintry weather, another group discussed the age-old stuttering superstition of whether we stutter more as the weather gets colder. Whether we believe that we do stutter more or we don’t stutter more, one member flipped the perspective and shared how the colder weather is simply a memento to remind us that with seasons come change. This inspired us to think about what was stagnant in our lives. Whether it is to take a step closer to attaining the dream job or being more positive in mornings, we ended the meeting feeling more connected to one another.
January Meeting Reminder – Monday, January 15
We will be meeting on the 3rd Monday of this month on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please join us to welcome the new year and decompress with all things stuttering!
- Date – Monday, January 15
- Time – 7:30-9pm
- Location & Details – 520 Eighth Ave (between 36th and 37th Streets)
- A.R.T./New York
- Third Floor
- Please arrive a couple minutes earlier with photo ID
Social Outing This Weekend, Saturday, January 13 – Bowling!
One member of our chapter (shout out to Marvin) has graciously planned a stuttering social get together for THIS WEEKEND! Feel free to reach out with questions and stay tuned for details on our Facebook page.
- Date – Saturday, January 13
- Time – 8-11pm
- Location & Details – Gutter Bar LIC
- 10-22 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
- $45 to rent a lane and $3 shoe rentals
We hope you had the happiest of holidays and we can’t wait to experience 2018 with you! As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Hope to see you all soon!
Manhattan Chapter Leaders