All my life I thought the words moving and disappearing was just something I’d have to deal with. We thought not being able to read until second grade was just who I was. I lived my life afraid to read aloud at school, trying to hide the fact that I had no idea what I had just read on an English test. Feeling helpless when a math worksheet was set in front of me because I couldn’t read the numbers. Watching other kids succeed on assignments I couldn’t even understand the directions to and wondering if I was “normal”. Now I’m an Honors Student and I’m not afraid anymore to read. I’m not afraid to learn to drive. I can succeed now.