I am never going to win a Spelling Bee….

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spellingbeeGot this email today….

I just had a little advice for you. my intentions are not to make you feel bad in any way! i just could not help but notice how many grammatical and spelling errors you have in your blog. i know it may not seem like a big deal-but trust me-it doesn’t look very professional! i appreciate all the hard work you guys put in daily! it has helped me out a great deal in saving money.

My first reaction is to be totally embarrassed ….and yes a little hurt too.  But instead,  I attempt to use this as a way to learn or grow.    When I started this blog it was not only to help my friends and family save money, but to face one of my biggest fears…. trying to hide the fact that I have a mild form of dyslexia.   But I did not want that to hold me back from helping others.  SO spelling and grammatical errors WILL be a common thing on my blog.

As a little girl and still as an adult I often feel “stupid” and a bit angry that I can’t  learn the same as others. My brain does not see things the same way as many of you….I really can’t see the misspelled words.  My brain mixes them all up.

The only thing I can say is we all face this life with a different set of talents ( spelling and writing is not one of mine).  If I was to focus on all the things I CAN”T do well, then I would never be able to find the joy in the things I can do well.   So if you see a misspelled word on my site…feel free to let me know, I will be happy to change it.  Or just remember that I am a busy Mom of 3 ( soon to be 4) writing a blog for my friends and family to help them save money….far from professional …. and I am learning to be OK with that.

And FYI to the emailer “i” instead of “I” is not correct grammar either -Matt

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