11 Things Only Girls Under 5'2" Will Relate To

11 Things Only Girls Under 5'2" Will Relate To

"Oh my god, you're so small!"... You say this like I don't know.

Like birds of a feather, short girls have to stick together because most people like to joke with us about our height. While this is a disadvantage of being short sometimes it's fun to join in on the joking because being short really isn't that bad. But, here are some things that us shorties can relate to.

1. Your Friends Try To Act Like They Can't See You/Use Your Head As An Arm Rest

This seems to get annoying sometimes and it's most likely your guy friends that act that way, but you just deal with it.

2. You're Used To People ALWAYS Saying Something About Your Height

I've always been short so this is something that I've just grown up with. I love when people say "Oh my god, you're so small!" like you've never seen yourself or realized how short you were.

3. You're Used To Climbing On Counters Or Anything To Get What You Want From The Top Shelf

This seems to always be a struggle for me because anytime I want something I feel like it's at the top and I can't get it without climbing on something and looking like a fool.

4. You Can Pretty Much Date Any Type Of Guy You Want

Even the short ones because they're probably still taller than you. But, if you're anything like me you like the tall ones, like the ones that are a foot taller than you are.

5. You're Always In The Front Of The Picture

And if you're not you might as well forget it because no one can see you behind those people.

6. Your Feet Probably Can't Touch The Ground When You're Sitting At A Desk

And because of this you probably swing your legs and look like a child, or at least I do.

7. You Struggle To Find Pants That Fit Right

Most pants are long on me even the ones that say "short" and if they do fit right height wise they're probably either too small or big in a different way, it's like a never-ending battle.

8. You're Always Asked To Get Things In Small Spaces

Like at Thanksgiving when your family needs a pot from the smallest cabinet that is also lowest to the ground, they ask you first.

9. Kids Are Always Comparing Their Height To Yours

As if you didn't hate your height enough, kids in elementary school compare their height to you and suddenly you're like wow I am actually a child's height.

10. Small Feet = Kids Shoes

If you're anything like me and love shoes, then you're always looking for the best deal on them. Well, when you have small feet that means you can get kids shoes and they're usually at least $30 cheaper.

11. When You Tell Others Your Height You Add On The Little Quarter Inch

When people ask me for my height, instead of telling them I'm 4'11" I tell them I am 4'11" and 3/4 and they probably think that's weird, but for me, every little inch counts for us short ones.

Cover Image Credit: Kaylyn Atchison

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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

The world needs you.

You won’t see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won’t laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won’t go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They’ll miss you. They’ll cry.

You won’t fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won’t get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won’t be there to wipe away your mother’s tears when she finds out that you’re gone.

You won’t be able to hug the ones that love you while they’re waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won’t be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won’t find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won’t celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won’t turn another year older.

You will never see the places you’ve always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You’ll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it’s not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don’t let today be the end.

You don’t have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It’s not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I’m sure you’re no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won’t do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you’ll be fine.” Because when they aren’t, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

For help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Meditation Is Not A Perfect Practice, But It's Still Worth Your Time

You'll thank me later.


I began doing yoga a few years ago, and I instantly loved it. The combination of stretching, mental relaxation, and emotional release is amazing. It creates a sense of zen and peace in my life that I can use during the stress that comes from school, work, and everyday life. But the one part of yoga that I am not in love with is the meditation aspect.

I absolutely dread meditation. I do not know what it is, but I can never quite seem to get my mind to quiet down. No matter how hard I try, there is always a million thoughts running through my brain. "Did I finish that homework assignment?" "Am I breathing too loud? Can other people hear me?" I become so focused on other things happening around me that I just can't seem to calm down and relax.

But meditation is not about just clearing your mind and going completely blank. It is about focusing on a single thought, object, or intention and just allowing those emotions and feelings to overcome you. Focusing on one intention in your life allows you to become focused and re-centered. Meditation is not a set in stone practice, it is adaptable based on each person's needs.

There are seven general types of meditation: loving-kindness meditation, body scanning meditation, mindfulness meditation, breath awareness meditation, kundalini yoga, Zen meditation, and transcendentalism meditation. Each of these general types can be adapted to fit ones specific needs in that time. All seven of these meditations offer stress release options to help with daily stressors and inconveniences.

There is no perfect way to meditate. Meditation can also be as simple as just closing your eyes and simply breathing for a few seconds while focusing on one important thing in your life to help you remain grounded. There is no one set meditation type that works for all people. Some people enjoy all of the forms or even several of them, while others such as myself strictly enjoy the body scanning meditation.

The body scanning meditation focuses on scanning the body for areas of tension and to encourage the release of tension in that part of the body. Once the release occurs, the whole body can begin to relax even more. It usually starts by focusing on the toes and relaxing then moving up the legs, the torso the arms to the fingertips, and all the way through to the tip of the head.

My ideal meditation type is not for everyone. Playing around with the different types of meditations is the best way to find an ideal type of meditation that fits what the body needs. Unlike with most things, practice doesn't make perfect. Practicing the art of meditation just helps to refine the overall calm and zen that is felt.


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