You wake up and slide off the bed about two feet to the floor. You head to the shower where you have to use the shampoo bottle to hit the top of the shower head to move it down so it's not spraying you in the face when you get in. When you get out you grab your towel and walk to the closet where you need to use your stool or hop until you can reach your robe at the top of the closet. Once you're all ready for work you go out to the kitchen to grab your lunch for the day. You jump on top of the counter to grab a tupperware container because you can barely reach the bottom shelf. You go into the fridge to grab your left overs but you have to step up into the fridge, submerging basically your entire body inside, to get to the back of the fridge where your leftovers sit. Wooo, got your workout in for the day!
Now that you've got lunch for the day you head to your car where you need to adjust the seat because you're wearing flats that day and have to move a LITTLE bit closer to reach the pedals. It's super sunny driving on the highway at 8am so you put your sun visor down to block the sun. Of course, it's meant for your 6'1" boyfriend and would block the sun for him perfectly, but doesn't even cover your eyes, let alone the top of your head. So you have to put your sunglasses on and sit straight up, closer to the steering than you already are, to see past the sunlight. Blinded, great.
When you get to your office building you get in the elevator and immediately get shoved to the back corner where you have Bob's belly fat rubbing up next to you and of course he didn't shower. John's elbow is eye level with you and Susie's boobs are hitting you in the side of the face whenever the elevator jumbles a bit stopping at each floor. Just fabulous.
Once you get to your desk you sit criss cross apple sauce because your feet don't touch the floor no matter how low the chair goes. You're forced to use the bowls on the bottom shelf to make your morning oatmeal because you can't jump on the counters at work to get to the top shelf, hello, so unprofesh. Then during potty breaks you can't use the handicap bathroom, which is always the cleanest one, because you can't reach to squat over it, and you can't sit without feeling like you're going to fall in because your feet don't touch the floor. Dirty, stinky stall number 1 it is for you!
During your staff meeting the executives of the company are in town. When they introduce everyone, you see the executives of your company looking at each other wondering who brought their child to work that day when they say your name. Awesome.
When you leave work you run really quickly in the parking garage to your car in hopes nobody will think you are a child and want to kid nap you. All the while you're almost getting run over by the hick in the big blue truck who didn't see you because his lift kit is taller than you are.
You stop at the nearest gas station to pump gas and buy a bottle of wine, you've had a long day and you deserve it! You wait in line with a 1.5L bottle of Moscato wine (you really deserve it) and get stares from everyone walking past you in the line. They're waiting to get a good laugh when you get denied at the counter. Jokes on them, you're almost 23 and have the evidence to prove it. The teller takes your ID and laughs and says, "Oh honey you look like your 14!" You'll take it. You get 12 most of the time so that's a step up. Finally going home to enjoy your wine, ahhhhh...
You get home to take the dog outside cause she's been in the house all day. You put her on the leash and take her for a walk around the neighborhood. All the while the neighbors are actually wondering who's walking who because you're being dragged along the side walk by your own dog.
When it's time to go to sleep you put on your over sized t-shirt and leap up on your bed where you get all cuddled up. You sleep comfortably knowing your feet will never be cold because they aren't even close to reaching the end of the bed. You fall asleep and do it all again the next day.
Welcome to #theshortgirldiaries! So that's pretty much a day in life of a 4'8" girl, aka ME!
I wanted to start this section of my blog for my fellow pint sized friends to shed light on the experiences and comments we get on a day to day basis. I've been tiny my entire life (obviously) and it's sparked some interesting conversations, weird looks, and definitely amazing opportunities. I want to share my life experiences being so tiny in a giant's world and compare with all of you, too! I've gotten countless emails and messages from fellow cheerleaders, girls who get picked on for being short, even from concerned mothers who are nervous their daughters won't lead normal lives because of being too short. I'm here to tell you I've never even been close to the 5-foot mark and I am A-Okay! I want to inspire and empower other girls who are my size who are told over and over again that you can't do something because of your size. You CAN do anything you want to do regardless of height, weight, skin color, your shoe size or anything else! Let's share our stories and create the toughest group of tiny girls this world has seen!
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Thank you so much for reading peeps!