I want to be better at it. I’ve bought them, borrowed them, searched for online copies of them, listened to them, and even attended lectures where the lecture was actually someone reading a book aloud that was assigned for the DSS Book Club at school. I continuously struggle to remember most of the vocabulary presented to me from these books, but I’ve learned to deal with having a learning disability. Honestly, I’ve been upset with myself before because I compared my level of reading to others who were avid readers. I shouldn’t have spent energy doing that. Every reader has a pace and so do I.
I’ve recently had to take two weeks off from work. I haven’t been the healthiest and being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy only prolonged, if not maintained, a work free September for me. I honestly miss work but I’ve been making use of this first week greatly. I’ve been reading old stories that I enjoyed as a kid and a couple books on Art Nouveau. I find myself drifting off of the book and I draw what I see from the story. I really don’t like how I can’t finish a story without taking minutes to an hour illustrating, but if it helps me gain a personal connection to the story then I really shouldn’t complain.
I want to keep trying and I want to believe in my own steps to reading. Whether it be an hour’s worth of illustrating the story line, going back to the DSS book club “lectures”, or having to work with Kurzwell3000, I know I’m doing what I can at no one else’s pace but mine. That’s the perfect pace.
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