April 2009 - Jeanna 6'2"

Jeanna's Basics

Name: Jeanna
Birthday: April 15th, 1978
Height: 6'2"
Location: United States

Being tall ain't easy, ya know. I've always stood above everyone and I used to be down about it. My dad is only 5'10 and my mom is 4'11". My older sister is 5' and all of my brothers are under 6'. I was 7 lbs 3 ounces and 25 inches long at birth. I was 4'5" when I was 5 years old. Imagine only being 6 inches shorter than your mom when you are in preschool. I reached 6 ft when I was 14 and now stand at a whalloping 6'2". My parents are positive that if I hadn't started having back problems due to a degenerative process that I have, I would have been well over 8 ft tall by now. Back in my high school days, all the guys were shorter than me and were greatly intimidated. I stuck out like a sore thumb and finding clothes that were long enough were a nightmare. But I got through it. I got by on my personality and wit, and let's not forget my sheer beauty. Hahaha!

Most people think that tall girls are automatically going to love to play basketball. NO NO NO. I hated the game. Didn't even like to watch it. I wasn't the sporty type I guess you could say. I was to say the least.. a song bird. I used to prance around in my skirts and heels singing whatever came to mind. I was in the choir and every theater production that my school had.

Then came college. College was so much better than high school. I "FIT". I don't know how else to explain it. There were other tall girls. We shared clothes, shoes, and horror stories about being tall. But you know something.. I wouldn't change it for anything. It has made me the person I am today. 

I love being the big tall girl at job interviews. The one that isn't afraid to wear the 4 inch heels, and well I would say short skirts, but what isn't short on us tall women right? I love being the one they remember not only for her height though, but because of an outstanding personality, and the willingness to speak her mind, and let's not forget smart as all get out. 

These days, when I'm not out sick on medical leave, I work as a mental health nurse. The one thing my boss commends me on is the fact that even though I have to look down, I never look down on my clients. And my clients are more aware of me while I'm there. I never use my height to intimidate anyone, but at the same time, I think you'd be pretty leery of trying something if you had a 6'2" 335 LB AMAZON staring down at you too.


Love always...


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