In my post ‘Of course, … a course‘, I wrote the following –
At times my brain sees and reads something different than what I write. In past posts, I write about my learning disabilities as a child, my internal struggles with myself; it is all here on my blog somewhere. I make mistakes, I have shortcomings, and I am no expert at writing.
In today’s post, I write the following –
Ages ago when I was in 7th or 8th grade, I remember taking a typing class. Who remembers typewriters?
I have no memory of when the last time I saw a real typewriter. Do they even exist anymore?
I was very good at typing and could type over a 100 words per minute with very few if no mistakes. Remember typewriters had no autocorrect and if you did make a mistake, there was always whiteout. Who remembers whiteout?
As I grew older and left the typewriter for a computer keyboard, my typing skills increased and others would be impressed with my abilities on a keyboard. I would type away pounding on the keyboard as I was always a hard hitter on the keys; therefore, I had to replace many keyboards.
I had and still have a little bit of dyslexia. At times when typing, when I want to use a certain word, the fingers on the keyboard often times will reverse letters or totally switch the order of letters. Now that I am older this occurs more times than I like, but I correct my mistakes and move on. The good thing about computers is I do not have to use whiteout. So much easier to correct and less of a mess. Plus, the bottle of whiteout would dry out too quick and it would have to be thrown away before the full bottle was used.
So, what does Quite and Quiet have to do with this post?
I quite often make mistakes when typing now, but usually catch them: sometimes I don’t, but usually I do.
I need quiet time to write my posts, because along with my dyslexia and other learning disabilities, I am unable to concentrate when there is noise, it distracts me.
I also quiet often will make mistakes when there is noise around me, I need my surroundings to be quite.
Did you catch that?
I did that on purpose this time – because this occurs often.
I am thankful my computer will help me correct mistakes and I do not have to use whiteout.