Today I’ve learned that even though I am right handed, my left hand is faster and more accurate at touch typing. I’m somewhat surprised at this as I used to play the piano to a reasonable standard, which requires a good degree of ambidextrousness. So what is up with the right hand?
My right pinky is reluctant to move in the right direction. It has a mind of its own… striking out for the square brackets, and the enter key instead of ‘p’ and ‘;’ . As for my ring finger, it seems to be refusing to take part in any of this learning to type nonsense, preferring to leave everything to the middle and index fingers… lazy thing!
To add to the difficulty, the lesson for today was all about the number row at the top … urgh! Now my reluctant right pinky expected to stretch even further for the correct keys. The program I’m using has a hand guide running at the bottom of the screen to help get your fingers in the right position. The trouble is, mine keep wandering out of position, well the right hand does.
So far lefty has been the best behaved hand, mastering the new numbers with relative ease. I do believe it’s showing off because it can finally do something better than righty. Righty has been the dominant hand for virtually all my life, living in Righty’s shadow, but now it’s blazing a trail and getting the gold stars.
One thing’s for sure. Typing out this post has made me practice everything I’ve learned so far. One day I may reach the dizzy heights of 50 words per minute instead of 50 mistakes per minute. It’s a work in progress.
Happy Tuesday my lovelies xx