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Serendipity is not your traditional style newsletter. It is Angel Logan's unique way of reaching out to her readers and friends – to stay in touch, to give updates on her writing career, and to share a few of the personal and professional pearls of wisdom that she has acquired along her journey. It is great to have you here, and Angel hopes you enjoy reading this month’s Serendipity.
Mother Nature waited until now to start snowing? (HAHA) Well, I guess we can't complain too much, considering the extremely mild winter we've had this year. In fact, even though it snowed a little yesterday and today -- it wasn't as bad as the weather people predicted. We got lucky!
A writer friend of mine contacted me recently, because she decided to go back to college to pursue a degree that she has always wanted. She started college a few years ago, but then married during her first year and decided to put her degree on hold for a while. Now, she is feeling a bit overwhelmed by the whole experience of returning to college as a student ten years older than many of her counterparts and learning through a more accelerated process with much of today's advanced technology included. Personally, I think it would be natural for anyone returning to school later to feel that type of anxiety. However, my friend also has a mild case of dyslexia and although she overcame any hindrances that this condition presented when she was younger -- she is feeling less confident about her abilities today. She views her dyslexia as a learning disability and I think this way of thinking is clouding her judgment.
We live in a politically correct society today, motivated by the labeling of every little, tiny aspect of life, and yes -- while dyslexia is generally considered a learning disability -- I honestly believe that a label of this type promotes negativity and places limitations upon people who should not feel limited at all. Dyslexia is a term that describes an individuals unique way of processing and comprehending information. I am explaining it in a broad manner, because it covers a vast area of learning. It seems hardly fair to toss people into the dyslexia pool in such a pervasive way, because we all learn at a different pace and we all excel in various areas. I excel in English, writing, music, and anything creative, which are all areas that inspire me. By the same token, math and science are not my forte. Yes, I can build and maintain my own online site with some programming knowledge, but I'm not a guru and I don't understand all programming languages. Consequently, instead of focusing upon the areas that are more difficult for me -- I play to my strengths and use the skills I have, to think out of the box and help me through those other areas.
I know musical prodigies who have terrible skills in math and science, but could play a Mozart concerto perfectly after hearing it one time. I've worked with clients who are mathematical geniuses, but have atrocious writing skills and I've seen fashion designers who can design, construct, and sew the most innovative and beautiful fashions, but couldn't draw if you paid them. Okay, then I guess the glass is half empty and we are doomed, because it appears that we all have learning disabilities. OR maybe, just maybe the glass is half full and we all process and learn differently, while excelling in the areas that best suit us. So, to my friend who has been feeling a little less confident about starting school again -- trust yourself, trust your gifts, and do your best. That is all anyone could ever ask for in life. Don't let your different way of learning discourage or defeat you. Instead, use your areas of expertise to get you through your challenges and never give up!!
Finally, a book that I collaborated on with one of my clients last October is due to release soon. As soon as it publishes, I will let all of you know -- perhaps in next month's Serendipity.
As always, thank you everyone for your love, friendship, and unyielding support during the past six years. I look forward to more years with all of you! Talk to you next month.
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