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Short Girl Problems! - Shreya Sachdev

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice day. For today’s blog post, I thought I would talk about the problems that I have as a short girl and the issues I face on a daily basis. I’ve never actually mentioned this on my blog before, maybe only once or twice when I was talking about one of my insecurities, but I’m really short. And I mean, extremely short. I’m around one meter fifty centimeters, and since I’m eighteen years old it definitely means that I’m shorter than most of the girls my age. It’s not really my fault because both my parents are really short, and then their parents are also really short, so I guess it runs in the family and it’s all in the genes. Also, don’t quote me on this but I’m pretty sure it’s a thing that Indians are short so I suppose that’s another reason why I’m so short. I’m quite used to being so short because I was always the smallest or second smallest girl in my grade when I was in high school, and I would get jokingly teased a lot, which was kind of annoying at first, but now I’ve kind of just accepted it and tried to embrace my height as much as I can. I definitely don’t want to make it seem as if I’m complaining about being short or that I’m unhappy with my height or anything because that’s definitely not the case. Over the years, I’ve really come to love myself for who I am and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I just thought it would be interesting for me to share the problems I sometimes have due to the fact that I’m so short since I’ve watched lots of videos and read lots of articles that talk about short girl problems since I think it’s so funny and relatable to me. If you’re a short girl, then let me know what problems you face being short, since I’m sure they’re really similar to mine, and without further ado let’s get started!

  1. Shopping: I honestly think that the biggest problem I face as a short girl is shopping, especially when it comes to jeans and shoes. Whenever I go into the adult section at any clothing store like H&M or Bershka, it’s so hard for me to find jeans my size because they’re always too long and too big for me in the waist section. If I finally find jeans that fit me on my waist, then I most likely need to get the height altered or I cut the jeans myself which is such a pain because then the ends of my jeans look really messy and untidy. If I get them altered, then I have to come back to the store a few days later and pick them up which is also kind of inconvenient and of course then I have to pay extra too. When it comes to shoes, then most of the shoes in the adult section don’t have my size. If any of you are wondering, I’m a size 35 (EU) which is pretty small, so the adult shoes typically range from 38 (EU) to 42 (EU) I think. So, I end up having to go to the kid’s section to shop for shoes but they’re so juvenile and so immature that I don’t end up liking any of their designs and I end up going to a bunch of other shops hoping to find something, but I don’t find anything in the end.

  2. Reaching Things: This is something I’ve struggled with my entire life so far and that’s reaching things. Firstly, whenever I’m in a clothing shop or at the grocery market and there’s something really high up that I need to get or just want to look at, then I have to jump in order to get the item off the shelf or I have to ask someone else to get it for me. Hypothetically, if I do jump and I don’t make it, then it’s just so embarrassing to be standing there in the store and struggling with everyone watching you and not knowing what to do. Most of the time, if I can’t reach something I want then I just choose to not get it since such I’m such an awkward person. Along with this, when I was in high school, my cafeteria had these shelves in which you get salads, fruits, and yogurts once you had grabbed your hot lunch, and I would always want to get their yogurts but sometimes they would be on the highest shelf or just at the very back of the shelf which would make it so hard for me to grab what I wanted. Since I’m already embarrassed to try and grab something in the supermarket in front of people who don’t even know me, I’m sure you can imagine how embarrassed I would be in my own high school around kids I knew and went to school with everyday. Just like in the supermarket, when it came to the cafeteria in my school I would usually just leave the yogurt I wanted on the top shelf for someone taller to eat.

  3. Being Asked How Short I Am: And lastly, the one that I’m sure everyone can agree with me on is just being asked how short I am. People will literally just stare at me and out of the blue they’ll be like “How short are you?” And then when I tell them my height they’ll open their eyes wide and they’ll be so surprised. But yeah, teasing is definitely something that I had to go through a lot when I was in high school and in fact I even remember my math teacher in my sophomore year of high school telling my class to sit down, and then turning around and looking at me and being like “Oh well you always look like you’re sitting down so you don’t need to do anything.” I remember being really shocked and not knowing what to say just because it came out of nowhere and you don’t expect teachers to say those kind of things to you. My teacher ended up getting fired that year though (for a different reason), so I guess jokes on her. Overall though, what I’ve written above are just three problems that I face as a short girl. I could have included others, like when I’m sitting down in class my feet don’t touch the floor, and I look like a midget whenever I’m with my friends who are really tall. Even though it’s hard sometimes, there are definitely some advantages to being short and to be perfectly honest I’d rather be short than be some giant, especially since I’m a girl.