To the Little Boy in Me...

 I am super excited about my new book that is coming out this spring! It's titled 'To the Little Boy in Me: Learning with Dyslexia and ADHD'. The premise of the book is me writing from where I am currently in life, a co-author of five books and a solo writer of two books previous to this book, to the little boy in me saying,  "You're going to be OK. You going to be just fine. Dyslexia is not a curse. ADHD is not a curse. These things are God-given blessings and gifts that add to my life. They complete me as an entire person.”

When I graduated from high school with honors, I didn't know that I had dyslexia.  I didn’t discover I had this learning disability until I was a junior in college taking genetics for the third time as a pre-med major. I didn’t realize that I had ADHD until I was 30 years old and in the process of writing my upcoming book ‘To the Little Boy in Me.‘ I’ve been working on this project for 10 years without realizing that 43% of people who have dyslexia also have ADHD.

I struggled through school academically. It was difficult to just show up in the classroom. Even though I was  6”3- 1/2” tall and 225 pounds, I tried  to make myself the smallest person in the room so I wouldn’t be noticed. I struggled going through school. However, if you gave me a microphone and an opportunity to speak, I could share and connect with people from our heart. I could do that without even hesitating. But, if you gave me a book and asked me to read it out loud, I was overcome by a fear of being judged. I worried that I would mispronounce words when I said them. These are fears I still carry with me to this day.

So, this book is me writing back to that little boy saying, "Hey! The things that you got in trouble as a kid, the things that you struggled with are actually the things that you get paid for now as an adult." I'm very excited about his book coming out because I want to encourage people who have ADHD and dyslexia and say, "Hey, these things are great. These things make you brilliant. These are the assets, the skill sets, and tools that give you a problem solving thinking mind."

I learned at a very young age how to deal with obstacles and challenges that don't affect me in the way they may affect somebody else because I've been dealing with this my entire life. I'd like to encourage you when you see this book to come out on my website and on my social media feeds, to click it and purchase it. It's called, 'To That Little Boy Me; Learning with Dyslexia and ADHD'.

And, if you don't have dyslexia, or you don't have ADHD, but you know somebody that does, Please reach out to that person and make this book a gift for them so it can be a blessing in their life. 

Thanks for always tuning in, and thank you so much for always supporting such positive messages that I try to put out into the community. I really appreciate it. 

Jonathan Oliver