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.