Over the past few months, actually the past few years, I have spent a lot of time trying to learn about myself. Some of these experiences have been exceptionally more painful than others.

I have required, counselling, hypnotherapy, a life coach, mindfulness, exercise, damned good friends, family, ‘my tribe’ and the ‘Invictus’ quality.

Now you may be wondering what the ‘Invictus’ quality is. Invictus is Latin for ‘unconquerable’. That aspect of the human soul or psyche that refuses to give in. That part of us all that, no matter, how many battles we go through or how many times we are thrown to the floor we somehow manage to get back up.

I believe we all have this within us. Every single person has the ability to become who we wish to be. The person we dream of being. Some might even call it our higher self.

I like to think that I am evolving into the person I was always meant to be. I think that is why I have always had an affinity for the phoenix. The bird that always rises from its own ashes and soar into the sky shining brightly for all to see.

Yet when it comes to dyslexia, the battles we face are often somewhat different. Sometimes, every word can be a battle. Attempting to spell a word, only to find you can’t and then having to think about a similar word to replace it with that you can spell can happen often. Even if you have been able to spell the original word only a few paragraphs ago.

It can be the near constant battle raging within you.  Of if you are stupid or not.

I know many adults who are dyslexic often carry this battle. Constantly trying to prove themselves to the world but more so to themselves. For some of my old students it is the idea of being ‘broken’ and needing to be ‘fixed’ can be the battle.

Yet just like everyone else in the world, they get up each morning and continue on with battles that no one else sees. But they need to know that no one on this planet was ever born broken.

We are all wonders.


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