If there’s one thing that pisses me off about my dyspraxia it’s the physical aspects of balance and trying not to be as clumsy as fuck.
Over the years, I’ve developed a good few coping strategies to deal with my Dory-from-finding-Nemo memory that it’s not too bad
* Also when I forget I’ve ordered something cute from Topshop and it turns up- that’s always a plus! *
And yeah sometimes it’s frustrating, but the clumsiness and balance is something else.
Take buses for example.
Easy task right?
You get on the bus.
You sit down (if possible)
Or you stand gracefully, managing to stand your ground right?
Hahahaha- not if you’re dyspraxic.
I recall one occasion quite vividly when, standing, clinging to a pole, I accidentally gave an old lady an involuntary pole dance neither she or I had planned for, or wanted. Here’s hoping she didn’t die of shock and horror shortly afterwards.
Or that time I knocked a friend’s drink over with my elbow.
Or the time I dropped a full on bucket of water, all down myself
Or when I take what feels like about six billion years to come down one flight of steps. With tuts from the people behind me (sorry not sorry)
Forgetfulness is more acceptable, as my friends and family are very forgiving and I can say ‘oh sorry! I completely forgot!’ Which is fine
A lack of coordination makes for many an embarrassing moment. Sometimes even humiliating by the stares I get. It makes room for more judgement.
And that in turn only makes me less and less confident.
But I just wish people would give it a second thought.
Rather than just staring like ‘what the fuck?’
Help someone out.