Kathy Petersen’s Blog

My handwriting *sucks*

Posted in Uncategorized by Kathy on September 9, 2008

I’ve never had good penmanship — never. In fact, that was the only thing that I regularly made C’s in, in elementary school. I can read my handwriting better than I can read my husband’s, but he can read his own better than he can read mine, so that’s not saying anything.

I just filled out the application to become a Peer Counselor for WIC, which I’m pretty excited about. Even though it might not pay much (I’m not sure what the pay grade is, but I’m pretty sure it’s low), it’ll be more than I’ll make if I don’t work. But it’s not about the money — I’ll be working with moms, helping them breastfeed — and these are the moms that most need it — the babies that will most benefit from it! As a childbirth educator, I look at statistics, and women at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale are always at the bad end of these statistics — more preterm births, higher neonatal and infant deaths, low birthweight, etc. It is just these babies that can most benefit from the best food on the planet, instead of that muck which fills bellies but doesn’t do that great of a job at growing healthy bodies and minds.

But, back to the point of the post — in filling out this application, I had to write about my breastfeeding experiences, and a lined sheet was provided for it. My hand hurt from writing just one stinkin’ sheet — and the lines were wide-ruled! And my handwriting sucks. About the only thing I write by hand is my grocery list or other notes — everything else I type. I hadn’t realized how bad my handwriting had gotten, until I looked at what I had written, and noticed how hard I had to try to keep the words neat and legible, and still did a pretty poor job of it!

Oh well, I’m an excellent author, even if I’m a poor writer. 🙂


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  1. Kate Gladstone said, on September 11, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    To “un-suck” your handwriting (the way I “un-sucked” mine), please visit my web-site:


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