Scoliosis - ahh fun topic. Lots of people these days seem to have it + lots of you ask me about mine, so let’s talk about it. But with a new twist. _ This video perfectly captures my 24/7 struggle of staying “straight”. (Disclaimer - I awkwardly pause for ages in this video🙈 cuz I was planning to take screenshots for a photo but then this moment happened & I thought it was a good opportunity to address this topic.) Watch the video & see how at first my side dents in & then I noticed that in the camera & corrected it. The fact is I have to be mindful of my posture 24/7. It’s a struggle sometimes for sure. But you know what it’s ok. I used to hate the fact I had a curve cuz it made me look “not right” & especially when competing it made me super self-conscious. But that’s cuz I viewed my curve as a negative & something to hide since it made me different & my shape imperfect. But ya know what it’s ok to be imperfect & it’s ok to be different. Furthermore, it’s ok to work to improve yourself for the sake of your health - mental or physical. I will forever work my ass off to help lessen the severity of my curve BUT not cuz of how others might perceive me but cuz I know for my health it is important. _ Also, I now view my imperfect spine as a good daily reminder that perfection isn’t REAL so I’ll never try to portray a perfect me, perfect life or perfect anything. Nor will I ever unfairly expect perfection from anyone in my life. Yes, we all should strive to be the BEST version of US but we need to accept our imperfections & acknowledge our faults/shortcomings. Cuz if we don’t make that first step we will never help ourselves or others. If I tried to pretend my back was straight I would never have started the journey of helping it via weight training - doesn’t mean I have to feel less than cuz of it but it’s in my best interest to accept & work to improve this imperfection of mine. Now take that and apply it to other topics in life! Don’t buy into the💩trend society is selling right now that if you aren’t “perfect” in some way just stay there cuz you’re “being you”. Nah, be stronger than that. Don’t settle. Accept your flaws & then grow from there!