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Handwriting and Hypotonia~Day 9 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge

Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome back to Day 9 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge!

Today’s Topic: A Picture of Your Handwriting

My Handwriting

Isn’t it glorious? This is a snapshot of my notes from my Human Services class. My handwriting is actually pretty good here (although that wasn’t my intention). I know what you’re probably thinking: wow, if that’s her good handwriting, what does her bad handwriting look like?

Basically, my average/bad handwriting looks like some form of elementary cursive mixed with chicken scratch. Not bad enough to be a doctor, but not pretty enough to write cute notes for Instagram either.

I always struggled with handwriting as a child because I was born with hypotonia. My muscles are healthy, but they sort of lag when it comes to reaction time. My muscles may be as strong as a normal person, but they are lazier. When I was a baby, I was “floppy.” I didn’t eat well or walk until I was two. Anything physical usually takes me twice the effort to accomplish.

I was teased in school because I could never run fast or climb the rope in gym class. I also had a hard time with fine motor skills, such as writing and typing. At the beginning of high school, I could only type 17 words per minute. I took a typing class and worked hard, and now I’m almost at 60 words per minute!

I always try to give my hands a good workout by writing, typing , knitting, and crafting. They have gotten better tone and less lazy this way. Yoga has also helped my muscles immensely. Although I still struggle with certain activities, you couldn’t tell just by looking at me. I only know of one other person with hypotonia, so if you struggle with it, let me know!

It looks like this post was another rant about my health. I guess if there’s one thing I want you lovely readers to remember from this post, it’s that with a lot of hard work and persistence, you can do just about anything. With God on your side, you will not fail. 

I may not have the prettiest handwriting on the block, but it’s mine and I like it. My friend Lauren tells me that carefree handwriting is a sign of good intelligence. I think I like the sound of that!

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him (James 1:12 NIV).

Thanks for reading! What’s your handwriting like? Tell me in the comments below!

Make sure to check out Courtney at 1Timothy4:12Girl as she partners with me in this challenge! I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 10 of the challenge 🙂

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