Aaron’s word of inspiration this week is handwriting.
I have always had a love-hate relationship with my handwriting. As a left-handed person, I think that I’m at a disadvantage because most pens are made for right-handed people. If you say this doesn’t matter then you obviously have never had the ball of a pen stick inside because it’s being pulled in the opposite direction than it was designed to roll and then you have to like scribble the pen on some paper to get it unstuck before you can keep writing. It’s a struggle y’all.
I also feel that left-handed people just write with less neatness than right-handed people. Don’t get me wrong! I can bust out the most adorable primary teacher printing when I need to, and if I rrreeeaaalllllyyyyy focus I can handwrite very neatly, but again, I feel like my left-handedness is against me.
Or maybe it’s just the fact that I didn’t take the time to practice? I did try to improve my handwriting about 5 years ago. I practiced every single day for a month or something. I chronicled it on my blog but of course, I can’t find that for you, so just trust me on it. If you really wanted to go digging for it, it was somewhere in the first 6 months of 2017 lol
Overall I really like my printing, and I like my handwriting like 60% of the time. But a bonus tip for any primary teachers out there, when having to write a note home to parents, children usually can’t read handwriting. Even if they can read printing! So I like to handwrite all my notes so that the parents get the information and the kids can’t read it 😉 Cos I’m sneaky like that! One time I had one disrespectful student and I dealt with him in class but asked for his agenda and wrote that we had already spoken about it in class and no at home follow-up was necessary but I did it in cursive and he spent the whole morning crying. A little mean, but by the time I get to writing a note home, they need to seriously consider their actions.