Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Stuttering in the real world
June 17, 2008

Ok, I just moved back to California. I will explain all the details later. For now, enjoy this video of me being interviewed briefly, and me interviewing Cashis, a very well-known rapper from Shady Records/Interscope. See if you can spot my stuttering…it won’t be hard.

I’ll be coming back soon 🙂

– DDDmitriy

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I am back. Kinda.
March 9, 2008

Its been a while since I last wrote my post, which was after my mother passed away very late December. I have been taking the time to just kind of let it soak in. There is a lot of things that I feel right now that would take pages to explain and I am not sure if it would even make sense. Let me give you a quick few updates on what has been going on with me:

– 2 weeks after my mom passed away, I had bone heel surgery for my right surgery because of a bone cyst. Turns out it was a benign tumor. Yikes! Scary stuff. I was on crutches for a month, going to school on them, which was my first time! They give you a good work out that’s for sure.

– I have been taking time off from my part-time job delivering pizza. BUT! My freelance graphics business has been booming so that has been keeping me busy. I mainly make myspace layouts but will be expanding into websites.

– After my mom passed away I decided that it is best to move back to San Diego with my dad. My sister, cousins, and my close friends live there and the only reason my mom, dad, and I moved to Texas was because of my mom’s job. We moved to a great town that is growing rapidly. Living here is great, but it just does not feel right that my mom won’t see it grow.

– My stuttering has not been so much present in the last 2-3 months. Of course I still stutter up a storm! But it just has not been my worry at all. What has been a worry is life! I recently did some interviews with future SLP grad students, and it felt great to tell them about my experiences and they came away with a lot more knowledge than they would get in class. My new semester began at college in January. All classes know I stutter, and speak up at least a couple times a week in different classes (I’ll be speaking more about that in future posts! ;)).

So this is just a quick look at what has been going on in my life. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I might have lost the closest person in my world physically, but I have gained a permanent guardian angel 🙂

I am off to San Diego for spring break, so I will try to get back to posting more after I come back! Have a great spring break everyone!

-DDDmitriy

Rest In Peace Mom
December 27, 2007

On January 26th, 2007, my mother passed away. She had been struggling with cancer for the last four years and last night she finally found peace. She was an amazing, beautiful, brave, kind, [and so much more!] woman. She has influenced my life so much that I come as a reflection of her. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. For me, she was one of the most important people in my life. I could always talk to her about anything and look to her for guidance. I know that she is physically gone, but she will always live on inside me and around me. Right now, I am in a surreal state and will probably be for a while. It will feel weird coming home from school and not seeing her or hearing her call my name, or calling her daily when I am traveling somewhere. She achieved the American dream in only a few years after my family and I moved to America from Ukraine. I seek to do the same, achieve the American dream that many achieve to admire.

That is why I am going to be taking a break from writing posts on this blog. Also, I am comfortable with my stuttering at this point that there are no “crazy” stories going on. I am hoping that the other half of this blog, Alex, will write some posts about his stuttering and what’s going on.

Graduation

My parents and me at graduation. May 28th 2007.

Happy Turkey Day!
November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving everyone out there! Hope everyones holiday went well and that everyone ate good food! New posts to come.

Alex.

Gobble Gobble!
November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving here in America from The Stuttering Blog! Hope everyone has g-g-g-great day!

-Dmitriy

Ririan Project
February 12, 2007

So today I was like usual browsing on Digg, and I ran across an article about power napping from a blog called the Ririan Project. It offers some good articles on improving your lifestyles. Often, stutterers need to change their lifestyles around in order to either feel more bold or more confident, etc. I know I had to make some new lifestyle changes after I accepted myself as a stutterer so I am always looking on how to be more productive an stuff. Please check this out.