At 5'2, I’m very familiar with the struggles of being short. Now that I'm almost 30, I have made my peace with my height and accepted that I will never be a supermodel. But that doesn't mean my everyday problems have disappeared. Here are some very real struggles of being short:
1 The Questions
2 Everything is out of Reach
3 Weight Gain
When you're short, it's hard to disguise weight gain, no matter how little it is. In fact, a couple of months back, I got asked if I was pregnant! Boo.
4 You Are so Slow
5 Shopping for Clothes is a Nightmare
Jeans are too long, even when they're petite, which means you have to spend extra money to alter them. Midi dresses end up looking like maxi dresses on you. Forget about maxi dresses altogether. Crop tops look like regular tops. And if nothing works out, you can always shop at the kids' section...which can be both a blessing and a curse!
6 Concert? What Concert?
Did you come to watch Lady Gaga perform? Tough luck because all you're going to see is the back of the person in front of you. But hey, it's all about LISTENING to the music, right? Ditto at the movies and any other event you'll ever go to.
7 Heels Are Your Best Friend...and Your Worst Enemy
8 You're Always the Elf...
or dwarf, or pixie, or hobbit, or a leprechaun with a pot of gold. "Can't I play a normal sized character?" You wish!
9 Using a Lift Cushion to Drive
Depending on how short you are, you may need a lift cushion to be able to see over the car's dashboard, because it’s the last time you want to have the “OMG what did I just run over?” scare. And if you're not driving, you will be in the middle or on someone's lap.
10 Being the "cute" One
Despite all the struggles of being a short girl, there are perks too. Cuddling is so much better, because you’re “fun size”. You almost never have to duck. People always mistake you for being younger than you are, which will be a blessing when you're 50. And let's not forget, more leg room everywhere! So embrace your height and show yourself some love!
What are some struggles you have faced as a short woman?
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