Sometimes I write with my left hand. I also apply makeup, eat, and do other chores with my left hand.
But, I am not left handed.
I practice using my left hand in case my right hand ever gets lopped off.
Mock me if you will, but it could happen. I use the occasional power tool. I’m more than occasionally clumsy. And I’m a big fan of having a plan B. So practicing writing, typing, and eating with my left hand makes absolute sense to me. I’ve gotten more than one strange look regarding this particular subject, and that’s fine by me.
Know why? Yesterday I hurt my right hand. I’m not really sure how, but it’s all bruisy feeling & apparently there was some bleeding caused by a small cut. I was in the theatre. Since I was busy, had already dropped a few things & bumped my head at least twice, I didn’t even notice until I took off my glove. Yeah, I cut my hand through the safety glove. I’m THAT clumsy.
And now, today, my hand still aches. Typing hurts, but not as much as the constant clicking of the mouse, so I’ve switched it over to my southpaw. Because I’m a planner, people. Except I don’t know how to make it southpaw friendly, so I’m left clicking w/ my middle finger. It took a few inutes, but I’m used to it now.
Try writing/typing more with your inferior hand. It wakes up the brain cells, & your dominate hand will appreciate the break.
P.S. And yes, I’m in the midst of changing the look of my blog. I haven’t designed the header image yet, so it changes on its own for now. So at least there’s some variety until I find a design I dig. If you have a design you’d like to submit for my header, feel free. If I use it, I’ll write an ode of awesomeness dedicated to you.