Scarecrow always wanted a brain, but sometimes those things don’t really work as well without the other two.

This episode is brought to you by Dirtbag Climbers. Music: “Keep it in Your Heart” by Lobo Loco.

For the love of climbing (5)

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(FEMALE VOICE): I struggle with perfectionism, which makes it hard for me to let go of insecurities when climbing. I’m lucky, ‘cause I got one of those brains that are wired to focus on things that don’t really matter. Things that are mostly superficial and falsely measure my worth which, is embarrassing enough to say out loud, but these things can be unfortunate consequences of being a woman.

I’m not skinny enough. I’m not muscular enough. I’m not tall enough. I’m not tough enough to be a climber. But none of this matters as much as it matters to put the work in that it takes to become strong enough–or at least as strong as I wanna be.

I started setting goals that are attainable without selling myself short but I’m always careful to mind my health and my emotions. No need to get all bent out of shape over things that don’t matter as long as I’m able to sit with myself at the end of the day and accept what I have and I have not achieved. After all, I’m stuck with me and my crazy brain.

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