As long as I can remember, gymnastics has been arguably the most prevalent aspect of my life consistently for years. Especially over the past few, it has contributed to many factors that I believe have transformed me into the person I am today. This specific artifact I am highlighting is one of the most important skills taught and perfected by gymnasts throughout the rigorous training. The idea of a handstand can be translated to possess many different significant metaphors connected to my ideology. The literal blood, sweat and tears that have been put into the grit filled practices and competitions, working 24 hours a week in high school have truly built me, helping me across the board. Overall, in addition to the handstand, a difficult, goal-based feat, most definitely, I have applied the attributes I learned from my time at gymnastics in high school to foster my future success.