So, a blogger friend (Cassie) put up a post on her blog yesterday and it ‘gingered’ me to do something similar.
The post was titled ‘Tall Girl Problems!! Life as a 6ft 1 girl’. Check out the post HERE.By the time I was done reading the contents, I was laughing really hard but at the same time I was like ‘guurrl you’ve got no idea how much I would love to have the problems you are complaining about!'
So this is me lamenting and giving you an insight to what it’s like living as a short girl (all 5ft 2” of me).
* * Shorter than everyone
All my life I’ve been ‘small’ in size until I started putting on ‘old-age’ weight and then I became ‘fat and short’.
At this point, everyone’s taller than I am. Even my 14 year old brother dwarfs me.
2 * Tall guys are a must
You know how awkward it seems when you see a couple and they are both ‘short’. Phewww!
There’s nothing cuter than a really short lady with a super tall man (Jada-Pinkett n Will Smith, my favorite celeb couple. Patiently waiting for my Will Smith, lol)
As a short girl, for the sake of your future off springs, you have to be really picky when it comes to the height of your future hubby.
I once met this really cute dude (half German + half Nigerian=super cute, a pilot, very funny etc) but we couldn’t even think about being anything more than just friends.
Reason: He was short . :(
1 * Heels are our best friends!
I started wearing really high heels from my 2nd year in Secondary school (wedges a.k.a ‘akpoola’). I knew I wasn’t gonna be tall so I needed to ‘help’ myself.
I cannot begin to count how many times my school sandals were seized cos they were not the required ones and obviously exceeded the accepted heel height.
In the years following, I dared not leave the house without wearing heels and no matter how much my feet hurt, I had to keep them on.
2 * Shoe size
This is actually my biggest problem!
I wear a Size 36 (UK size 3, US size 6) and it’s always a torture walking through stores without finding shoes that fit. They always say that the cutest shoes are in smaller sizes, yea, they actually meant the babies/kiddies section!
1 * Walking with tall peeps
One of my closest friends, Ezinne (Miss Nigeria 2013, and yea, I’ve got bragging rights!) is super tall (6ft 2”, I think). Put that next to my 5ft 2” and you’ve got a David and Goliath situation.
We spent 5years in the University together and being course mates we walked around together a lot. You wouldn’t believe the nasty and mean comments peeps made about the height difference.
And the pace at which these tall peeps walk! I have to practically run with my short legs to keep up.
2 * Height discrimination
Who told you that I love seating or standing in front? Oh cos I’m short eh?
Teacher - ‘Stand in a straight line’
Outta nowhere - ‘Portia, come to the front!”
Are you freaking kidding me?!
3 * Reaching for things
I always have to ask someone tall or drag a chair to help me reach stuffs that are high up.
In my next life (if there’s any such thing) Michael Jordan’s height won’t have anything on mine!
4 * I refuse to be intimidated!
My tall friends actually use the mirror from behind me and see their face comfortably.
There are lil things they would do that would irk me just cos I’m short.
‘Oh, you are raising your voice at me, you think you can bully me cos I’m short eh?’
Always on the defensive!
* Talk about awkward hugs with tall people. Sowie, a handshake would suffice, Thank you!
5 * Clothes!
I always have clothes that need to be shortened.
Even short jeans are still too long.
6 * Food problems
Gaining one pound looks like 5!
Nothing’s more annoying than knowing that you weigh the same as the skinny girls you know but they have nicer bodies since they are taller.
I always have to watch what I eat.
* Driving a car
Please don't get me started...
7 * No hope for a beauty queen crown (call me up when they start 'Miss Petite' or 'Miss Short n Fat' pageants) or modeling career…. I could go on and on and on……
But let me stop here.
It took me a while to accept me the way I am and I’ve come to love myself , short and short. I was even surprised that tall girls encounter some sort of difficulty (I thought they automatically had some kinna super power).
But this goes to show that all you need is self-love and nothing can stop you from being all that you want to be.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
“You’re only as tall as your heart will let you be and only as small as you make yourself seem”
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