Thursday, November 8, 2012

Scribbles from a Lefty


I once received a compliment on my handwriting, because the person thought it looked nice, especially for a lefty.  I'm not sure if I was supposed to be infinitely grateful for such a kind and generous compliment, especially as a lefty, but I laughed and asked, "What is that supposed to mean?"  As it turns out, she didn't know and immediately apologized, laughing through her embarrassment.

For the record, being left-handed isn't an illness, a disability, or yucky cooties.  It just takes extra effort to not smear everything when writing on a white board or with inky pens.

Do you want to know how I ended up left-handed?  I chose to be.  When I was in kindergarten, my teacher, Ms. Sue Bear, noticed that I switched hands while writing and drawing.  I think she was concerned that I would have difficulty writing letters correctly if I did that, so she encouraged me to write with one hand.  I vividly remember this conversation.  I guess I chose left, because my dad is left-handed, and he helped me with homework.

Joelle (I adore her!) at Something Charming had the brilliant idea to share handwriting, as she is a wedding planner and calligrapher.  I'm no calligrapher, but here we go!  :)




I love handwritten letters and cards.  I just hope my loved ones can decipher the messages.  ;)  Who knows how to analyze handwriting?  I want to know what mine says about me. 

Write it Down

14 comments:

RadiantKristen said...

I'm left handed too! I think handwriting is harder for left handed people, because everyone seems to approach it differently, and no one seems to know if and what the "correct" way to write is [when you're left handed]. In my office, all 2 of my co-workers are also left handed, and it's really funny to see how differently we all write.

You have awesome handwriting, by the way!

Jasmine said...

You genuinely do have amazing hand writing - beautiful!

I secretly wished as a kid that I was left-handed because my favourite teachers were left-handed and that was very important to me.

Teach me? ;)
X

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Someone once told me I should make a font out of my handwriting. I think it looks like chicken scratch. Yours is definitely font worthy.

Micaela said...

The way you print is actually kind of similar to m handwriting, in that you connect a lot of the letters. I didn't even notice I did it until someone told me that my printing was like cursive. I guess it's just easier that way.

Kayla C said...

Font worthy for sure :) Very pretty handwriting Lindsay!

Kate said...

Your printing actually kinda reminds me of my own! I like it! For some reason I always think it's cool when people are lefties :)

Darby Hawley said...

Pretty handwriting! I have always thought that pretty handwriting could only come from lefties. I don't know where I came up with that theory, but you certainly help support it :-)

Michelle said...

I love your handwriting! I've had the pleasure of seeing it before :) Mine looks like man writing if I'm not careful!

My dad is a lefty and is always talking about the injustices of having to live in a right handed world ;)

Breonna said...

WOO HOO LEFTIES! i wish i would have known about the write it down and link it up :(. as a lefty i do get looked at like "They still make left handed people?!". i'm very particular about my pens and have to do a smudge test before i buy any. and i tilt my paper 90 degrees to write :)

Betsy said...

I love cursive "S"s! wish I had the excuse to make them more often.

(Jon's a lefty and his handwriting is atrocious, but I think that's just him! haha)

Devon said...

That's so cool you actually chose your handedness (is that a word?). I have pretty awful writing. It's not illegible, it's just childish. Sometimes I wonder if I'm left handed too (and don't know it).

Kristen @ KV Confessions said...

so cute!!! you have some fantastic handwriting, and I really love your cursive!

Allie Todd said...

We are both cat ladies AND lefties! Soul mates, I tell you.

Megan C. Stroup said...

1. Fun fact: I have the only right-handed granddaughter in my family. So lefties are the norm around these parts!
2. I love this link-up! Just wish I would have seen it sooner so I could participate.