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A TALL GIRL IN A NOT SO TALL WORLD

Today's post was inspired by my trip to the gym this evening. So, you're probably wondering, "where are you going with this?"

Lately I've felt taller than usual... am I getting taller or are people getting shorter? Or, is it just a feeling and not reality? My 5'11" frame struggled at the gym tonight and I couldn't help but think of the goods and bads that tall peeps face. I got so tickled over my challenges today! Enjoy!

The struggle is real...
- Exercise mats are a good foot too short. I have to choose if my calves and feet hang off the mat or my head... I'm sure you know which I choose.
- A gym bench is too short... lying down means I tend to fall off...
- My head is not in view in most mirrors in public restrooms... I have to squat or bend forward to see my reflection.
- Low ceilings and especially low ceilings with fans + tall peeps = ouch
- It's hard, okay, pretty much impossible to hide in crowds.
- Jeans/pants shopping is a nightmare.
- Shopping for shorts is pure torture.
- High rise is more like mid rise. I won't even share what mid rise and low rise are like...
- Peplum tops just don't fit.
- Crop tops are like bathing suit tops.
- I often have to buy fall/winter tops one size larger so the sleeves actually touch my wrists.
- My husband (also tall) and I go through body soap in a matter of a few days... we need more, ya know?
- I won't even address the pains of riding in cars/airplanes that just aren't meant for anyone over 5 ft.
- I no longer know what good posture feels like. I have to bend down so often just to hear what people are saying...

After all that, and that's not all of the struggles, I wouldn't trade my height for anything! Y'all know the benefits, right? My height allows me to do much on my own which provides a wonderful sense of independence and capability. It's also easy to describe then identify me: "tall, blond." And, sure, there are many others, but I'll spare you.

Thanks for reading!
God Bless!

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