Just An Introduction: By Mark White

My goal for this blog is to start a community where people with LD/ADHD share their everyday stories. My good friend Mark “Chandler” White has agreed to be the first guest writer to Melonaid! Mark has a lot to provide and I think he will share a lot of great stories with all of us. Enjoy! 

It is almost 1 a.m. and I can’t sleep. I have an 8 a.m. math class and the dyscalculia in me is dreading it like a plague. Earlier this evening I got a text from a good friend, asking me to contribute to his blog. It got me thinking about a lot of things and is probably the reason I can’t sleep. I thought a lot about how I got to where I am. That thought occurred as I was watching the season finale of American horror story, surrounded by friends, my arm around someone I care about. I’m in two bands, I play bass somewhat decently, and I’m featured on an album. I have beautiful people in my life and I have my health. I’m really fortunate that I’m in this moment. I didn’t let LD stop me even though it almost did sometimes. I’m glad I am experiencing these moments and this life the way I am.

Many variables created this moment. My LD contributed to and created many of the variables and experiences that shaped who I am. I hate compliments with a passion, I don’t believe in them in regards to myself. However I receive them, which I guess means I did something right somehow. I used to think (ok, I still sorta do) think that my LD made me retarded, or stupid. In the grand scheme of things though, I like to think that it’s the actions that define me, not my grades, not my handwriting and not my math skills. Me, my morals and values, the people and things I am passionate about, the most important things to me, are the things that my LD could not touch.

I also hate talking about myself. Which is why I’m finding this blogging thing so hard. But I’ll try, I think what matt is doing is really important, therapeutic and empowering. I hope to contribute some more and maybe share my thoughts, musings and experiences on life with LD.




One comment

  1. It was really great to hear your perspective Mark. Matt, the forum you are offer others is terrific. Keep it going. A great read.

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