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On Being Tall

You haven't created any blog designer shortcode. When I was in college, I really didn’t date a whole lot.  I like to think that I walked tall and proud of who I was.  Maybe I wasn’t very confident about dating, but I was confident about a lot of things.  Like my ability to work hard, make friends, laugh, play volleyball, get good grades, etc.  One day a friend told me that my “problem” was that I was tall, beautiful, and confident.  What?!  I promptly let him know that none of those things seemed like a problem to me.  I wasn’t going to walk around with my eyes on the ground and there was nothing I could do about my height so if that was intimidating to the male population, then holy cow…man up!  I’m sure there were other things getting in my way of dating, like being clueless about what flirting looked like, but it doesn’t really matter now because I found a man who wasn’t intimidated by my awesomeness and we got married ten years ago and have 4 lovely children.  Being tall has always been a part of who I am.  You can tell on every class picture since Kindergarten.  My position in basketball was a post and a middle blocker in volleyball.  People have been asking me to reach items on the top shelves at the grocery store for years.  The pew at church comes to the middle of my back.  Seats on a plane are super tight.  The list can go on and on.  So being tall is who I am.  It is a part of my identity as much as being female is.  I love it and I love everything that I am able to do with it.  I have a daughter that is tall and I hope to show her how to walk tall, look forward, and smile with confidence.

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