word-ly struggle...

I am now old enough and wise enough {?} to know that there are just some things I am never going to be good at. I'm also at a point where I know my strengths and writing is most certainly one of them. Not to toot my own horn but I feel like I have quite a grip on this whole writing thing. It has always come easily to me and has always been something I've enjoyed. But I have now come to the realisation that there are some words I am never going to able to spell. I have spent many years trying to remember how to spell certain words. Have tried to drill them into my brain. Have used them consistently to just try and remember and I just can't. I like to think I have a handle on the English language, that I know grammar, that I know how to spin a tale and, yet, I can not, for the life of me remember to how to spell some words, no matter how hard I try. Case in point --





I just can't. So I resort to spell-check or Google and I stare at the correctly spelled words as hard as I can, willing myself to commit them to memory. And, yet, every time I write them down I fail miserably. I can't see anything wrong with how I've spelled those words above. I just can't. For the life of me, I can't see how a twenty-nine year old can't spell words I'm sure I learnt in primary school but there it is, my one {as if} weakness.

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