The following literacy narrative explores key events and progressions in my early life that shaped my current reading and writing ability. Describing how I iniitally learned to read and write was more challenging than expected, and not because it was difficult to recall events that took place so many years ago, but because it is hard to articulate learning a skill that is now so natural to me. It’s like describing how I learned to ride a bike. Which, after some thought, essentailly boiled down to a trial-and-error process of falling down and getting back up.
In writing this piece I was able to visualize my reading and writing progression chronologically, and quickly discern several patterns. For instance, it seems that I always preferred the practice of writing to reading, predominately due to the freedom of creating my own arguments as oppose to absorbing those of others. I think the most unique attribute of my literacy narrative is my early eagerness to read and frustration with writing, which ironically turned to an aversion toward reading and a fascination with writing. Again, I believe this pertains to my preference for creating my own unique and personalized narratives, and a desire to avoid adhering to stringent guidelines.