Hey, my name is TK and I too used to suffer from a high pitched voice. As far as I can remember, I always had that “mouse” tone, high and squeaky … but it never really bothered me as, when I was a kid, pretty much all the boys were in the same boat. So, life was good. I had a lot of fun and a lot of friends.
But it all changed in high school. When I went from kid to young adult, and that my voice turned against me, refusing to grow alongside my body. Where all my friends were seeing their voice deepen, I was stuck with this girly tone which was starting to make me feel weak and inferior. And the more time passed, the more it seemed like it wanted to go up and play in the high notes.
Life turned into a nightmare. Whenever I had to open my mouth, the other teens would point and laugh at me. Presentations were nothing short of torture, giving me sleepless nights for weeks on end. It got to the point that I avoided any encounter and left my room only if I absolutely HAD TO.
Those were the worst years of my life. Sometimes, I still wonder how I pulled through… With time, though, I learned to cope with it. Yes, somehow I learned to make do with what I had. But I was still feeling uneasy when I had to speak up. Thus, I avoided any contact as much as possible. And I took a job as a clerk so I wouldn’t have to speak much. You can see that my social life was as poor as my bank account. That damn voice had killed all my dreams and ambition. No more becoming a lawyer. No more meeting up people and telling jokes as I did when I was a kid.
My life was nothing but a bore. I ate, slept, worked… living life on auto pilot, without much joy or excitement. That is until I stumbled upon Rudy’s book.
I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I was online, searching for a new computer game, when my cell started to ring. I took a look at the screen. Number withheld. Had to be a salesperson or something. I didn’t want him to call me ma’am or ask if mister was home when I’d pick up. So I didn’t take the call. AGAIN. Acting that way was so rooted in me that I didn’t even do it consciously. But, this time, as my finger pressed the red button, I had a thought. Was this how I wanted to live until my last breath? Locked in my apartment, hiding from everyone, alone and near depressed?
I opened a new page in Google… and spent the next 3 hours hunting down information on changing one’s voice. That’s when I discovered Rudy’s methods. I was kind of sceptical in the beginning, as he was promising to free me of that demon that had being haunting me for so long. But I saw that, as a teen, he had gone through the same challenges, the same painful experiences as me. And that he had beat it all. I figured I had nothing to lose, so I got his book.
That was around 6 months ago. Today, I no longer work as a clerk. I resigned and found a new position in a bank. It’s still not the job of my dreams, but I’m slowly getting there. I’m even thinking about going back to college to further my education.
What has really changed is that now I’m not scared to go after what I want anymore. Fixing up that broken voice gave me the confidence to speak up and go for what my heart truly desires. I got back with a bunch of friends I had lost sight of. And I’m getting to know new people almost everyday. I even got a date with a nice and sensible girl. The future has never looked so bright. Life is good… once again!