Day 155 : invisible

Sandy: I’m alone in my endeavor. I started this blog almost six months ago. One of things I noticed is that, with the exception of my mom, NO ONE NOTICES that I am using my left hand. Perhaps someone may make a mental note but I’m thinking most people don’t notice since nothing is said. In addition, no one really cares. I didn’t have any expectations of others but my family doesn’t even ask me about my progress. 

It is pretty obvious when someone is using their left hand more dominantly. When I pick up on it, it’s because something isn’t right in my expectations of the way they are moving. Maybe I have a heightened awareness. So how quirky does making those observations make me? In tennis it’s important to know if you are playing a left-hander so you can adjust where to hit the ball. You have to change your strategy. It’s no different for a baseball pitcher. In fact left-handed specialists are substituted into a game to pitch against left-handed batters.

When I began the blog I got a few positive responses from people who also shared a bit of the same curiosity and had at some time in their life tried writing with their left hand. So I’m comforted that I am not completely alone.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.


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