For all the beautiful tall girls and the problems we have to endure. Through all the teasing, feeling out of place & short hems, I'm finally coming to a point where I realized that there's nothing wrong with being a little different. People still try to tear me down about it but there will always be people doing that. These problems are mostly to make you laugh & go "OH MY GOD. THAT'S MY LIFE." But this is more than just a place to share each other's problems. It's a support group where we encourage girls to see the beauty within them (so play nice, ladies). Ask me anything & feel free to submit!
"You're only as tall as your heart will let you be and you're only as small as the world will make you seem."
Wow. What an amazing support group! I mean that’s what this really is. It’s great to know that there are other girls out there that are dealing with the same things as me. I am 21 years old and am 6’1” and I have SUPER curly hair, which makes me stand out even more. My entire family is tall. My dad is 6’, my mom is 5’11”, my 20 year old brother is 6’6”, and my 13 year old sister is 5’3” already. But I am not one of those super tall, super skinny chickies either. I am over 200 pounds and I wear an 18 or 19 size pant, but I need a 37 or a 38 inch inseam…which most companies quit making at size 11/12. What’s up with that? Oh and I wear a size 12 shoe. Can’t find anything cute in my size (shoe or clothes) without paying out my ass. 0_0 Kinda ridiculous, right? I really do love being tall…with the exception of the impossibility of finding clothes.
I too have felt the sting of “basketball potential.” Those two words about killed me in highschool. I played from 6th grade to my Junior year and hated it. But I was pressured by my family to play (particularly my dad, who of course was my coach). I am also a horse girl, so my parents used that as bribery. “No basketball, no horses.” Whatever. My senior I told them I was going to quit and get a job, which I did. Best decision ever. I’m also a swimmer, and I ended up swimming for two years in college. The only hard thing about that was getting one pieces that didn’t go all Baywatch on me.
The most awkward thing for me is being almost too tall to ride my horse, and seeing the guy I like chase a girl that is half my size. Anyway, I know there is a plan for me. Just gotta find it! Love the blog and the support! <3