15 Questions You Get If You're 5'3" Or Less And 100 Percent Done Growing

15 Questions You Get If You're 5'3" Or Less And 100 Percent Done Growing

I'm barely 5 foot, but I'm still surviving in this world that is made for people who are giants.

When you're short, you hear a lot of the same quotes and questions. It is not uncommon to be asked about your height, just like a tall person would be asked. It's also not uncommon for someone who doesn't know you to talk to in a baby voice, that's happened to me at least.

1. "How short are you?"

Well, I'm barely 5 foot, but I'm still surviving in this world that is made for people who are giants.

2. "I know someone who is about your height... maybe a little taller."

Ah, thank you for that! It's almost as if I thought I was the only short person on the planet!

3. "Can you reach the top shelf at the grocery store?"

Can you?

4. "Have you always been short?"

Nope, I used to be the same height as Michael Jordan, but then I started to shrink!!

5. "I bet there are perks of being short!"

Yeah, I get charged as a child at buffets. That could also be due to my baby face though.

6. "Have you ever been mistaken for way younger?"

All the time. My cousin thought I was 13. I'm actually 20.

7. "Why are you so short?"

Um, genetics??

8. "Are you sure you're in the right place?"

Yes, I am positive.

9. "Well! At least you don't have to worry about the whole height thing when it comes to dating!!"

Ok... Why does it matter though?

10. "If you could be any height, how tall would you want to be?"

I'm chill with this size. I may say I don't always like it, but I'll stay 5'.

11. *If you're into sports... "Just by the looks of you, it doesn't seem like you could ever yell this loud. You start to watch a game and it's as if someone who is 4x your size comes out of you...."

I don't know what to tell you. I have competitiveness smashed into my DNA. I refuse to let my teams lose.

12. "You're going to get carded forever!"

Well, you are supposed to be carded no matter what, but I see where you're coming from. I don't like your joke.

13. "How do pants fit you?"

THEY DON'T. JEANS ARE THE ENEMY OF A SHORT PERSON. In fact, a lot of pants are the enemy of a short person.

14. "Can you see?"

If I'm not in the front, I probably can't see.

15. "How much coffee do you drink????"

Well, you see, that is a myth. Coffee does NOT stunt your growth. I drink a lot of coffee, though.

Short people are constantly receiving arms on top of their head; and questions about how they seem to "survive" every day. It is actually amusing to hear these questions and quotes from people who will never understand what it's like to be shorter than 5'3".

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Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.


To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

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What Happens When You Begin An Unexpected Adventure Alone

Take an adventure alone.

You never know how much self-discovery happens when you for once try and be a little adventurous on a brand new journey.


2019 has for me, been the year in which I took my life in my own hands and very Rapunzel like began my life. No more wondering when my life will begin in other words. This year I began my adventure. I moved to California to be apart of the Disney College Program and have since realized a lot about myself.

1. It takes a journey to figure out yourself and truly learn to love yourself.

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While I may have been an only child I believe that I have never truly been on my own. I have always been around my parents, at extracurricular events with others or I would honestly just hang out with my dogs. I think that a lot of time with all those people constantly around you while it is helpful, loving, and fulfilling in a lot of ways it is also hard to clearly see yourself when you are living through others. I love my family, I love my friends and meeting new people. Yet I can't help but think that this time alone has given me a fair bit of clarity. I think that if you keep living a plan or living for what your life is supposed to be you end up losing yourself along the way. The plan of stay in college makes sure you get your degree in four years, have a resume to get a real job, have a set group of friends forever, a long term relationship, a good relationship with family, and make sure to have a crazy fun time in your twenties. All these plans make it so stressful to just be alive. So I strayed from the plan.

2. Bad things happen but if you stay optimistic while also keeping a realist outlook anything can start looking up

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If I hadn't strayed from the path then some of the greatest moments in my life would not have happened. Also, some of the loneliest moments wouldn't have happened either. I think it is fair to say that most of us have felt alone. Not just normal people are not available and you spend the whole day in bed watching New Girl for the hundredth time kind of alone. I mean the people are around you but you just don't feel apart of it alone. I mean that the when no one is around the alone feeling, turns into the hardest lonely feeling that sweeps your breath away. It hurts. I mean it truly hurts.

Yet, without the lonely, I don't understand myself. I wouldn't know how to turn lonely into alone, and turn being alone into being myself, and turn myself into being happy. I wouldn't know how to be happy without that darkness in me. At some point, you have to learn that that dark spot is just a piece of you that you will likely always feel. It's just making it a part that may be harder to love but you love nonetheless.

This time here where there is no mom or dad to see every day or the fact that they are a six-hour drive or a hundred dollar plane ticket away is what was needed to figure that out. Being under the pressure of being on your own gives you that time to actually be alone and learn to be happy on your own. Whether it be watching New Girl for the hundredth time or spending the day going to the mall alone it can be an adventure because it is you being you and turning lonely into something more. Maybe I am just an optimist but if you take time to know me you can trust I am always a realist at heart and that is the truth.

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Taking this internship was a chance to do the unexpected. It was something that I just had to do once I got in. Even on a deeper level applying was a chance. I think I did it mostly to embrace a change. I set the stakes and somehow against odds I got exactly what I wanted and how can you say no in those moments? How do you pass this kind of an opportunity up? You don't. You go all in and take a chance and not so unusual it tends to pay off. So do the unexpected and I promise eventually it was pay off.

I think that if you take some time alone you truly figure out your faults and what you need it will all make sense. I am not saying it clicks just like that but I think that slowly but surely it comes and one day after all of these things you have learned you can look at yourself and truly say I know you. So go on an adventure. It is out there. As my unexpected but the current boss man would say "dreams do come true," or as his briefcase indicates "California or Bust" meaning that you just gotta take a chance and seize the day and maybe with a little faith trust and pixie dust it will all pay off.

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