Dear Reader,

I have dyslexia or I am dyslexic. So what does this mean? It means sometimes my grammar is muddled and sometimes my sentences don’t make sense. Sometimes I use the wrong word or completely miss out letters or misspell words. But you know what? So what! I don’t let it get me down.

Yeah sometimes I say the wrong thing, sometimes I get confused, sometimes I don’t understand what people are trying to tell me. Guess what I’m a natural at spoonerisms; they really take talent and are so funny! So what?

I haven’t let it get me down. I got a B bursary by working my butt off, I got a BA in classics, art history and I did some Latin. I have a post graduate diploma in TESOL. I worked as an English teacher for five years in seven different countries; including Russia, Poland, Japan, Greece and Turkey. I also have a┬ádiploma in Veterinary Nursing. Also you know what I write a kick ass blog called NZ Ecochick!! I also speak two languages; Dutch and English. I think I’m a rather fantastic friend, wife, sister and mama so dyslexia I won’t let you rule MY life!! So to all of you out there who have been told you can’t do something because you have dyslexia. Poo to that!!! I am in control. I am a lion hear me ROAR!!!

So dear reader bare with me when I leave letters out, or misspell a word as sometimes even spell checker can’t help me, or when I use the wrong word instead of what I am trying to say, or when I rant and don’t make sense. I am trying. I am a lion, roar, roar, ROAR!!!


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13 thoughts on “Dyslexia

  1. janet
    February 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Love this – as a fellow dyslexic with a wide life experience under my belt including many years in formal education – I am with you – lets ROAR together!

    1. February 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Roar roar roar. Us lionesses must stick together. Mx

  2. janet
    February 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Love this – as a fellow dyslexic with a wide life experience under my belt including many years in formal education – I am with you – lets ROAR together!

  3. February 12, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Interesting, I have noticed the odd typo, this explains it perfectly. I was mildly dyslexic at school and still sometimes spell words backwards or put a sentence in the wrong order. Writing does not come easily to me, but somehow I managed to write a book! I have found from trial and error that my brain is a lot quicker when I avoid sugar and refined grains. Just some food for thought. Thanks for sharing lovely xx

    1. February 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      And what a book it is!!! I find there a lot of us out there who are mildly dyslexic and work out ways to make it work for us. Very interesting re the sugar and grains. I would have to agree I have cut out a lot of sugar and don’t really eat refined grains and I do feel more alert when I do. I will give it some more thought. Mx

  4. Pam
    February 12, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I love your enthusiasm and your love or life and your self-confidence! You would be an inspiration to many. I know all about dyslexia from the inside and the outside as I have experienced it since a child and also worked with many dyslexic and children and adults. I found my own ways to pull myself up and I have found the courage to ask people to repeat slowly when I am confused and funny it can be the family members who are the most impatient and least able to understand but I have even found my way through that. I see it as a plus for I have read that we think in pictures. I can’t see how there could be any other sort of thinking. Every thought is a vivid picture for me. I can design all sort of things with no paper or pen. I am told others do not do this. How strange it seems to me. I dream of helping children and even adults with dyslexia and other learning or intellectual disabilities one day after I get even more training on a bigger scale than I do now. Thank God for spell check and word processing computers. Just imagine life with an old fashioned type writer! I could not type out my own papers at uni. Impossible. Modern tec is a big help. Keep up your good work. I support you and appreciate you!!

    1. February 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Aww thanks doll. Your words are always too kind. Funny we also have that in common! Now I never knew about the us thinking in pictures I thought that was just me. wow so cool. that explains why books become pictures and I have very vivid dreams and often nightmares. Your future dreams sound amazing. Good for you. I so agree spell checker has been my savior!! Mx

  5. Mary
    February 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    You write a fantastic blog – full of interesting and helpful info=- many bloggers make typos but actually I’ve never noticed You do it- I agree with you- you a re fantastic the way you are so go right on being whoi you are and we will lap up all the info you post with alacrity. ­čÖé

    1. February 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Aww thanks so much for your very kind words. I will keep charging on for all of you Mx

  6. James L Kirkland Jr.
    February 14, 2014 at 3:24 am

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    1. February 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks so much. Love what you guys are doing Mx

  7. February 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I LOVE this post… my hubby has dyslexia, but like you he has never let him hold him back! I am so proud of him, and hold him in awe at all he has achieved over the past few years!!!

    It is people like you guys that inspire and encourage others (like me) to keep reaching for the stars!

    1. February 26, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing your husbands amazing story and your kind words. Mx