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Stuck in Ann Arbor

Dear Michelle,

I’m twenty-three-years old. I have some college education and I would like to pursue a career in broadcasting. Right now, I’m working full time and taking a few classes here and there. I feel like I’m stuck in time – unable to move forward. I still live with my parents. I have a huge credit card debt and my education is pretty much at a stand still. 

To make matters worse, I’m in a stagnant relationship. I’ve been with the same man for well over four years and we haven’t taken any steps forward. I don’t really feel quite ready for marriage but I would like something to signify some intentions of moving ahead together. The subject never comes up and I’m afraid to initiate it. I want him to profess his desire for me…for us. I feel as though I’m losing patience. Please let me know what you see in my handwriting.

Sincerely, Stuck in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Caption: This writer’s backwards “I” shows her life is going in the wrong direction.

Dear Stuck,

Three gals, stranded on a desert island, discover a magic lantern. After a few strokes, a genie appears. “You have 3 wishes,” he says, “What is your command?” The first gal wishes she was off the island and back home. Poof…off she goes. The second gal wishes the same. She also gets her wish. The third gal says, “I’m lonely. I want my friends back.”
If you’re always moving 2 steps forward and 3 steps back, maybe it’s time to look at your handwriting.

The personal pronoun “I” is the most important letter and word in the English language. Why? Because your “I” represents …you! Look carefully at your personal pronoun “I.” For example, take a look at the word “I’m.” Do you notice that the “I” is written backwards? Your “I” finishes at the bottom right, while a conventional “I” starts there. Your backwards “I” shows that no matter how hard you push yourself to move forward, somehow you always end up going in the wrong direction.

You need to work on changing your writing and thinking habits. Set some specific goals you want to achieve. And give yourself a push in the right direction. When you make your personal pronoun:

  • Remember to start at the bottom right
  • Visualize yourself achieving your goals and say to yourself, “I’m moving forward and I know where I want to go.”

Do yourself a favor. Next time, you feel stuck, make a wish. Then make it happen.

Michelle Dresbold is a nationally known handwriting expert and personality profiler. Are you a doodler? Have a personal question or problem? Mail your doodles and handwritten letters to: The Handwriting Doctor, P.O. Box 1161, Monroeville, PA 15146.

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