It really bothered me for years. If the teacher asked me to read in class I'd get all hot and sweaty my face would turn red and I would stutter every other word. Which was so not like me as I'm a very confident person and will talk to anyone who will talk back to me. So in year 9 I took it upon myself to build my confidence of talking in public up. At my old school every Friday night we would go to chapel where a church service would be held. I started to volunteer to read. I read poems, verses of the bible and speeches. I found a new lease of confidence standing in front of 400 people speaking and if I messed up a word I thought so what at least I stood up there and did it. I did this until I left school. However I still struggled to read therefore I started to read books. I would never of done this out of choice when I was 17/18 now I always have a book on the go.
At college I studied Childcare and I was taught that every child develops at their own rate. I truly believe this as I've come on leaps and bounds in the last few years alone.
At work I send emails throughout the day and I always use Google Chrome as it spell checks things for me. It's the reason I didn't start a blog for so long as I didn't want people to laugh at me if I got something wrong.
People still laugh at me at work whenever if I pronounce something wrong but it really doesn't bother me as so many people who changed the world are dyslexic. If you are dyslexic like me don't let it ever hold you back and if anyone ever makes a nasty comment remember.....
were all dyslexic. They changed the way we live and were all told they were silly for having dreams. We're not thick we just think differently.
If you aren't dyslexic thanks for reading this far on.
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