Birthday: July 20th, 1986
Height: 5'11 1/2"
In my younger years, I never really took notice of my height. I was always a head taller than the rest of my friends but I always just shrugged it off and said "eh... I'm just a little bit bigger than them." It wasn't until I entered my high school years when I really started to notice my height. I don't know if I had a growth spurt during the summer, or I suddenly just realized what my parents and other adults were talking about throughout the years. "My God, she's so big!" they'd all say.
As I entered the new school year, I believe I was one of the tallest girls in the school. Not only was I bigger than the other girls, but I was also bigger than the boys. I just couldn't believe it! At first my height worked to my advantage. Because I'm such a timid person, I didn't really know how to approach people and make friends. Because of my height, a lot of people seemed to flock towards me, and I didn't need to go through the whole awkward introduction process. People would ask me questions about my height and then find out that I'm an extremely sweet person.
Unfortunately, there were also people interested in teasing me about my height. Throughout the years, I would hear people laugh and giggle behind my back and hear "that's a huge b*#%!" (thanks Deuce Bigalow!) Since I'm an overly sensitive person, it did get to me somewhat, but I always had my friends for support.
The College Years
While I let the early years get to me, as I got older, I just said to myself: "Life is too short and there's way too many people to please. So I'll just keep it simple and please myself." So I did exactly that. I didn't care what people said about me, I just did what made me happy. I wore heels whenever I pleased, and I entered places with confidence. Although at times I still got some nasty comments, I just ignored them and walked away in my four inch heels.
It was my confidence that picked me back up again. All of a sudden, I got compliments from an array of people about how well I carry myself and how much they looked up to me. The sweetest moment was in theater... There was another tall girl that I had in my group that showed up to class one day in a skirt and high heels (normally she dressed in sporty gear). The whole class whistled at her enterance and one guy asked: "What's the occasion?" and she smiled and said: "No occasion. Jade actually inspired me to wear heels today. Seriously girl... You rock the heels!" - That moment was so awesome. It made me feel special.
As for the whole dating scene, the majority of the guys that I've dated have been shorter than me (I actually prefer shorter guys). And most of my exes HAVE had problems with me wearing heels. That's why they're exes ladies =o) Sometimes you have to go through the bad to find the good, and that's exactly what I have found. I'm currently in a relationship with a man that loves me for me, heels on and heels off. And that's why he has my heart.
The Final Thought
Whether you're short, tall, thin, or thick, I've learned that there's no pleasing everyone in life. There's just pleasing yourself. Being a tall girl is a blessing for me, and should be a blessing for other tall girls out there. So... To the girls afraid of adding a few more inches to your height with a pair of stilettos, just have fun, be confident, and strap on a pair of heels!
All the best