Me in all my left-handed glory (Photo taken with an iPhone front camera, flipping the picture)
All my life I've faced the challenges left-handedness brings.
In middle school, my teacher liked to have us write sentences on a whiteboard. While my peers scribed straight, smudge-free lines, my crooked sentences left my head hanging in defeat.
How about finding the one left-handed desk in a classroom full of arm rests on the right side? It's stressful.
The constant ink/lead/marker mess on your hand. Can openers. Scoping out seating arrangements at the dinner table. No lefty gloves in gym class. I could go on and on and on.
But then, I discovered International Left-Handers Day. That's right, a day that's designated for lefties to celebrate their "uniqueness," if you will.
According to lefthandersday.com, August 13 marks the 23rd annual International Left-Handers Day, an opportunity to increase public awareness of the "struggles left-handers are forced to deal with on a day-to-day basis."
I started reading all the #LeftHandersDay tweets, and suddenly, I didn't feel so alone in this predominantly right-handed world. In fact, I started to recognize the triumphs in left-handed living.
Batters hit better when facing an opposite-hand pitcher (There are more right-handers in baseball).