Today the last day of the second month of the calendar year 2023 I
happily completed a series on National Days.
Halfway through the month I wanted to plain quit the series since
it took up valuable time I could’ve devoted elsewhere.
On second thought I chose to stick it out and complete the task on
hand, the second half of a selective day-to-day literary project.
Rarely throughout life did I ever consider myself a quitter at any
point. I dabbled in many crafts and gave each an honest effort prior
to admission ‘I didn’t like doing them’.
To date I continue to crochet, sew a bit here and there, create videos
for social media, tend to a few houseplants and blog or write poems.
Over the past few months, I’d noticed some strange happenings with
regards to my notetaking and cursive handwriting.
Words and letters legible to me when I wrote them appeared illegible
the following day.
I resorted to usage of a highlighter in hopes to make sense of the chaos.
Some of the time the neon-colored marker strategy worked; other times
it failed me.
At first, I dismissed the possibility of anything medically wrong and
chalked the distorted writing to me hurrying while writing, similar to
my busy mind filled constantly with intrusive thoughts.
Finally, after weeks of postponement I braved the courage and ran a
Google search figuring there would never be an answer for symptoms
I considered somewhat hideous.
Surprise, I was wrong and staring back in bold letters was the name of a
neurological condition Dysgraphia characterized by writing disabilities.
Of the symptoms of this learning disorder often first discovered in children
when first attempting to write specific to me were the following which now
need to be addressed:
1. altered cursive writing and printing
2. ending letters of words missing
3. omission of words in sentences
4. difficulty remaining within the lines
5. differential in size of the letters
6. a firm hold on pen or pencil
7. difficulty writing in a straight line
And so my beautiful cursive handwriting which for years I was completed on
has become gibberish on paper a.k.a. mumbo-jumbo.
There is so much more information on Dysgraphia and I chose not to bore my
Beginning today I shall be taking an indefinite hiatus from Blogosphere to
continue pursuing my last goal in life.
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