Well, On The Other Hand . . .
So, I don’t remember if I told you all, but over the past year or so, I’ve been teaching myself to write with my left hand. I didn’t call it my non-dominant hand, since I’m not entirely sure that I have a dominant hand. And if I did before now, I don’t think I do much anymore.
See, my hands can do certain things on their own, and occasionally together (when they’re in the mood), but there’s not just the one hand that does everything. First off, I play french horn, yes? It’s a left handed instrument. Second of all, I wear my watch on my right arm and have for nearly as long as I can remember. It’s easier to put my watch on with my left hand.
The reason that I really decided to go for it this time was partially an effort to stay quieter as a way to appease the finch (not to be confused with the wench, since there isn’t one at present). At first it took me longer to take my notes left-handed; therefore I was occupied longer than before and my mind wasn’t as free to think up interesting questions.
So then I took notes left-handed through all of my summer stats classes (I took 1 and 2). And then I got a job where I do a fair amount of writing. And . . . yeah. So it goes.
I got a tablet for Christmas from my dad (thank you thank you thank you); which for those of you who might not know, is a way of drawing or writing directly onto the screen of your pc/mac etc. And this way you don’t have to wash it off afterwards either. Bonus!
The picture that you are about to see is a handwriting sample from both my right and left hands. Each was written in nearly the same length of time. Which is which?
As you can probably tell, my handwriting either way isn’t the most beautiful in the entire universe. Nevertheless, I think it serves its intended purpose. I’ve seen other, supposedly “prettier,” handwriting that is infinitely more difficult for me to decipher. I can also now sign my name with both hands . . . and when I’m inclined, I can sign two different things at the same time. 😛