I've had a stutter since around 4, sometimes it's prominent, sometimes its not.
Sometimes after a few beers it goes, sometimes it gets worse.
Sometimes it gets terrible talking to strangers and disappears around friends/family, sometimes it disappears around strangers and is terrible around friends.
No real rhyme or reason..
But I do find in Spring and around christmas time, It gets much much worse for prolonged periods.
I have kinda embraced it as much as is possible to be honest, It doesn't hold me back, I can see the advantages sometimes, it generally gets people on your side/ out of speeding tickets/ an perhaps people will compromise more than with a non stuttering person.
I'm a head chef, and in service, and in fact in any times of stress, it completely disappears, sometimes in completely relaxed surroundings it completely destroys me.
My friends and I are chronic pisstakers, and my stutter is not off limits to the jokes, I have no problem with that, and that makes me more at ease than it being an elephant in the room.
I just know that over the coming weeks, it will get worse, much worse than usual, and it will fade off after a few weeks, and has done so for years, and return with a vengeance mid december for a few weeks. These periods are in no way more stressful for me than the rest of the year.
Im just wondering, if anybody else has noticed a pattern regarding season/ time and not specific situations ?