For years I’ve resented my height.
I can only remember the days when everybody, boys and girls, were the same size–when you needed to speak to someone and it wasn’t necessary to stretch your head up high to the point when God knows when it will snap off because your friends’ faces were perfectly aligned straight across from yours. But no, being the sophomore I am now, I walk the paths of school with people almost two heads taller than me, being reminded day by day, rewinding the words that my pediatrician said to me just two months ago, “You have stopped growing.” (Oh, joy.) And for those who are experiencing the same situation and are trying not to lose hope, don’t waste your birthday wishes on this. It won’t work for you will always and only ever be 5’2”.
BUT, it’s not that being 5’2” doesn’t have its perks. Of course there are times where you don’t appreciate sitting in the back of the class and you get tired of questioning if there really is a such thing as “perfect pants” that don’t roll down your legs to the floor like a long red carpet, but through it all, you realize that height is the least of your life problems. Besides…
You’ll never be too tall to fit a bed.
People are inclined to help you.
You can shower/take a bath basically anywhere.
You were probably in the front row of your class photo in school. In the front you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
You can get out from crowds easily.–Basically a superpower.
You can lose calories trying to catch up to your tall, long legged friends.
And It’s easier to hem pants than to lengthen them!
*Moral to it all: I want this year to be a new start to appreciating all my qualities instead of dreading every small and unimportant imperfection. I’m still learning to do that, but for now, I’m doing it step by step. So, 2015-I’M 5’2” AND I AM PROUD.
Want more reasons to appreciate your height? Check out these links! It’ll only take a SMALL second! (..See what I did there?..Sorry, I’m a LITTLE bad at jokes..)