I’ve had to work hard, but I’m a junior now with a 4.0 GPA. And since I’m not struggling with my homework anymore, I even have time to be on the basketball team.
In April, I gave a speech I wrote at my school’s public speaking event. I used to hide so I wouldn’t get called on in class, but there I was, proudly speaking to 300 parents, teachers, and students!
I’ve always had good friends, but my Jemicy friends understand my challenges. One friend and I recently spent our lunchtime helping each other revise a paper. Feeling understood has really boosted my self-confidence.
I’ll always have dyslexia, but now I have ways to deal with it. I’ve learned that when you have a challenge, you have to reach out to parents, teachers, or friends for help.
And no matter what your struggle may be, always work your hardest. Never, ever give up—you have to keep going.