I’m pretty petite, I’m not quite 5 foot 2 inches. It also doesn’t help that I look like a shapeless stick. I’ve always hated being so small. I want to fill out my clothes better, I want curves. I also want to be bigger than the average middle schooler. One of my sisters is about 5 foot 8 inches, and I get so jealous. People don’t look at her like she’s a little kid!
One thing I hate about being petite is people seem to assume that means I literally have no strength at all. I’ve had so many men (and occasionally women) offer to hold my stuff because they can’t believe that I may be able to carry more than one grocery bag! It’s so annoying because people assume that because I’m small it automatically means I’m weak.
Another thing I hate is buying clothes online. First of all, I don’t know why the models online all have to have very long legs. It makes it so difficult when I want to buy pants or dresses. It may be the perfect length on the model but as soon as I try it on it’s wayyyyy too long. Not everyone is blessed with endless legs.
I also really hate that people assume I am super young because I’m short. People seem shocked when I tell them that I’ve already graduated college. They usually assume I’ve just started high school. Being short does not mean you are young! Sure I can see how it is weird that a 12 year old is larger than me, but that doesn’t mean I’m younger.
This is pretty much just a rant on being small, nothing more to it. I often wonder if tall individuals wish they were short. Guess we will always want what we can’t have.