When I was in 8th grade, about half way through the year our literature teacher was fired. 😏
Consequently our literature class got passed on to the algebra teacher.
I'm not real sure how strong she was with the English language but I do know this, it didn't matter. We no longer had English Lit, we now had what was called "enrichment" and the reading we encounterd came in the form of mathematical word problems. Also, it didn't matter if we liked it or not (which I didn't) that was the situation. Period.
So anyway, we got a lot of practice extracting data from verbage and solving problems. That one year with all of the math focus had me entering high school in advanced math classes and I eventually ended college with an accounting degree. It wasn't my actual plan but it kinda was the path of least resistance (more on that later). I just seemed to be "naturally strong" in that area, for a time, although I don't believe I really am - I think it was just all of the practice that we had that afforded me a little bit of an edge in the subject.
I now solve word problems every day. Most people do, if you really think about it. At work, at home, lists and budgets and schedules, taxes, macro calculations, children's homework help... the list goes on and on.
Something that I thought was so terrible at the time ended up being a blessing to me. Of course I am not saying I am any more advanced than the next guy just that I've had some practice and it has payed off.
As with a lot of things, what is difficult and seems terrible in the beginning can sometimes be a really great thing when you get the hang of it. For all that you have to do, need to do, or want to do - if you stick with it long enough it eventually becomes second nature. Lean into the hard parts, you'll be better on the other side. 😊