So to start the new year, with a insight into who I am.
Schooling for me was hard, from the age of 5 i struggled with coordination issues and handwriting problems. By the time I was 8 these were at the point the I had to see educational therapist and the just said I was “slow”.
There were occasions that I was shamed in front of the whole class for my poor handwriting. My parents had many discussions with various teachers and specialists, this always lead to being labeled as lazy and slow.
Things did get better when i went to secondary school, where i got some of the help i needed, even then I struggled to achieve the basics. I had occupational therapy for several months in my second year again no one noticed there maybe something more going on. I struggled through the rest of my school years.
When I left i managed to get a job with the Post Office, I managed to get some qualifications while there. I spent 20 years there.
I now realise that after having a chat with family they asked for an assessment back in the 1980’s. I wasn’t forthcoming. Now I’m waiting for my diagnosis.