8 Struggles of Being the Tall Girl
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8 Struggles of Being the Tall Girl

Because it's not all fun and legs.

8 Struggles of Being the Tall Girl

We females all have our struggles, but being a tall girl adds so many more struggles to life. Since I was a kid, I was always taller than most of my classmates, and for awhile, I was even taller than most of the boys in my class.

Can you say, awkward?

Sure, it was great not having to jump to shoot a shot over someone in basketball for awhile. Yes, it's wonderful not having to worry about staring at the back of someone's head at a sporting event or concert. But to go with the perks of being tall, come many struggles also.

1. You're the go-to when something is out of reach.

When a ladder isn't available, everyone comes searching for you because, well, you can reach it.

2. The dating scene is even tougher.

As if it wasn't already hard enough, now you've got to find someone taller than you or make sure they're okay with you being taller. Which, I'm not going to lie, is awkward for both parties.

3. There's no way you're sneaking in to anything.

You short people have it lucky. Late to a work meeting? Sneak in behind somebody and play like you've been there the whole time. Us tall people, we walk in and everybody sees us in .5 seconds.

4. Finding clothes that cover everything is nearly impossible.

The fitting room is every tall girl's best friend in a store. Shirts typically turn into crop tops for us. Shorts with a longer hem look like short-shorts on us. Skirts and dresses hit on the border-line between appropriate and inappropriate sometimes. There's no luck finding a thing that fits perfectly for a tall girl. Oh, and heels usually are a no-go unless you want to hear everybody comment on how you grew another 3 inches.

5. And when you find an outfit you actually look good in, mirror selfies are hard to perfect.

All I'm trying to do is show off my cute outfit to the Snapchat world because I feel good! I've got to hold my phone in spot A, position my body in an awkward stance, and hopefully hit the right button to take the picture without cutting my head off.

6. Traveling is a pain in the butt.

Having to cram your long legs up in a car for a long amount of time is terrible. Let's not even mention airplanes. You're telling me, you want me to slide into the window seat, not hit my head on the over-head bin above me, and cram myself in this tiny seat with little leg-room for three hours? Okay, gladly, but only because there's a beach in the near future.

7. You can't help it, you're just...awkward with your body.

It's nothing you can control. Since your body started skyrocketing in five different directions, you've never really mastered getting your arms and legs to do what your brain wants them to. You trip over your own feet, and let me tell ya, dancing is a comedy show for everyone.

8. Everyone thinks you're way older than you really are.

"You're only 23? Let me see your I.D. Oh my goodness, I thought you were like 28 or something."

Don't get me wrong. Being 5'9" and considered tall for a girl is bomb, but sometimes I can't help but think life may be easier being just a few inches shorter. Whatever though, I'll embrace my long legs and continue doing my thing cause do I really have a choice?

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