If this is it…

The last couple of weeks has brought a couple of shows, some tentative singing, and a lot of listening.  I find I seem to have reached the point where “new” is no longer happening very often and what I’m hearing is very stable.  There doesn’t seem to be much growth or learning.  At 9 months post-activation, I expect this is normal and this is now how I’m going to hear.
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Closer I am to fine

Been super busy these last couple of months with work, social activities, and shows. It’s exhausting but I’m grateful that I’m able to enjoy it all much more now. In the last month, I went to two completely opposite shows: Michael Feinstein with Cheyenne Jackson, and the Indigo Girls. Both I’d never heard live and didn’t really know much of their stuff, yet I was able to immensely enjoy myself anyway.
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Old habits die hard.

I don’t need to lipread anymore.  Or use captions in meetings or movies (I do still for TV for some reason).  But I was in a couple of meetings today where I still found myself looking at the speaker or at the captions all the while telling myself I didn’t need to.  It was especially interesting when the speaker was using ASL rather than voice and I was finding myself still trying to lipread him even when someone across the room was voicing his words.
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‘Cause I gotta have faith, a-faith, a-faith

It’s no secret that I love 80s music.  George Michael was no exception, he was even one of my first crushes (along with Corey Haim and Jordan Knight) as well as being musically brilliant.  My husband bought me a record player for Christmas, so the first thing I did upon learning of George passing away was pull out my Wham! records, which was an intriguing new listening experience.
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