Thursday 22nd December 2016
I have always loved games. I love to play cards, board games, I even like scrabble.
For a dyslexic person to like scrabble is unusual I think. I have been known to be quite good at it. I can come up with words that no one has ever heard of – I add syllables together and I am then surprised that it’s allowed.
The thing about scrabble for me is that it has been a fun way to learn to spell. I feel that this year I have been playing a year long game of scrabble and the words I put down are the things I am learning along the way.
I think when playing games it is easy to take risks because the consequences are not that great. If you lose you can just play another game. But what if you are living that game. The consequences are far greater and when the game is over that’s it – you can’t go back and replay it.
I think that is how I have been most of my life. I have played games with my health by the fact I never took care of myself, I never watched what I ate, I never really thought anything would happen to me. I took big risks without even realising it. I didn’t realise the consequences if I lost!
This year I have learnt so much. I have learnt what food can do to you, I have learnt how to control my intake, I have learnt so much about myself and I’ve got lots of benefits in return.
So this ‘game’ of life I am in I am now determined to win because I have stopped taking silly risks and I’m playing by the rules.