I was measured for my height at the doctor’s the other day. I am just a liiiiittle over 5’1″. And I write to you because I have just come to accept my height. Many of us want to be a model’s height of about 5’8″ or more, myself included. I have always joked about how I plan on growing another five inches, despite my doctor saying that was wishful thinking. But the root of those jokes was an insecurity.
There always seemed to be something about those tall girls. They were the “beautiful ones” or seemingly “models-in-the-making”. And I just was tired of being called “cute” because I am petite. I wanted to be tall and scouted to be a model (although In my mind I would nonchalantly decline all the hopeful agencies-hah!) In my mind, being tall meant being beautiful, and being short meant being only “cute” and “so adorable!” Don’t get me wrong, I always am flattered when people compliment me on that- it was my insecurity that made me feel like “cute” is all I am seen as. But I have come to realize some very important things:
1. What the hell is wrong with being cute?
2. Petite people are gorgeous, and you don’t have to be a model to prove it
3. I can wear freaking 6-inch heels if I want and still be shorter than my future husband (probably? Unless he’s short too, and in that case, we are going to be an adorably short couple)
4. Don’t let your looks define you. Cliché, sure, but in all honesty, your looks get you only so far. The rest is up to your glowing personality 😉
I sincerely hope you all learn something from this article, whether you are tall, short, curves, no curves, blonde, brunette, redheaded, and the list goes on.