Happy Not Perfect Through Criticism

I made a little video today after a few bad experiences with internet "trolls." I use trolls in quotes because it's an awful word. I don't believe in fighting awful with awful In fact, I don't want to fight awful at all. I want to only bring positivity and receive positivity. I'd rather just be honest. 

I'm not perfect. I don't try to be perfect. I am disillusioned with the idea of perfect in our current world. I was dealt what I was dealt physically, mentally, and emotionally, and all I can do is aim to be my happiest, healthiest self. 

I think what bothers me the most about these comment is that I claim ownership to my body. It doesn't belong to anyone but me. I don't feel people have the right to say these things, but I suppose that's the beauty of the mask that is the internet. It's easier to say these things from miles and miles away. It's easier to dehumanize people and forget we're all fight our own battles. I don't want anyone to feel as though their worth is defined by what people will say to them. 

My goal here isn't to fuel the fire, but rather to change the perspective. I'm not perfect, but I'm still entitled to as happy as I can manage. So, following Poppy Jaimie's lead...I'm happy, not perfect.