When I was younger I hated the fact I had a lazy eye. I know it sounds silly but it made me feel eternally scruffy, like I could never look neat. I marveled at people with their symmetry because in my odd sized eyes they were 'perfect'.
When I went for my very first head shots a photographer told me that I should embrace my lazy eye because it is something that makes me unique.
From that moment on I strived to embrace any imperfections.
Little did I know then that my biggest imperfection was actually in my heart. In some ways I quite like to think of it in this way, as an imperfection. I am going to try and embrace my heart condition too, by speaking out about it I am owning it.