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It Takes what it Takes — On Dyslexia

October 09, 2019

I have dyslexia.

Dyslexia is often represented as letters all jumbled up But that's not totally accurate.

For me it's the experience of reading something, Thinking I understand it, Then realizing I misread key words or negations — like "not" on "n't" — that change the intent. Or I transpose "Meeting at 3PM" to "Meeting at 4PM" for no discernible reason.

As a result, it takes me longer to do everything. I double and triple check my work and — despite extra attention — I often throw out large swaths of effort done in the wrong direction.

This forced me to learn patience. It takes what it takes to get a job done. I can learn to enjoy the entire process Or do half the work pissed that I'm still doing it.

Be patient with yourself. You'll get there; enjoy the whole process.

🔂 Chan