20 Struggles Of Being Short

If you know me in real life, you know that I am not the tallest person. More like the opposite. Being 5'1" or about 1,55m means that you are, what do people call it, vertically challenged?! Nice phrase.

Anyway, here are some struggles I have encountered over time.

1. The obvious one: Being so small that people mistake you for a child. All. The. Time.

2. On that note: Having to show your ID even though you are 25 years old. (Remember, alcohol is served in Germany from the age of 16...)

3. Having to sit on a pillow while driving, because otherwise you can't see above the wheel.

4. Alternatively, having to put a pillow between your back and the seat. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to reach the pedals, even though you moved the seat to the very front of the car.

5. Not being cut out for certain jobs. You won't ever be a model. Or a pilot. Or a flight attendant. Or a police officer. And so on and so forth.

6. Not being able to play certain musical instruments properly because your hands are just too tiny.

7. Having to buy childrens shoes because your feet are also tiny af (nice one). Which means that you never wear high heels, or anything remotely stylish during the summertime. But who doesn't like to wear shoes with Bob the Builder or Barbie written all over them...

8. You can't reach anything. Ever. Meaning that stool that you have in your kitchen is your best friend.

9. Because you can't reach anything, you'll always ask for help, earning you pitying looks from everybody.

10. When travelling alone, you look like a lost child. Especially when you try to carry two large bags and one rucksack around. (Trust me, I speak from experience.)

11. When you walk around with your friends, you'll have to walk double as fast as them to keep up, turning the relaxing stroll into a cardio workout.

12. Speaking of workouts, or rather the lack thereof. If you were to put on weight, it gets obvious very quickly. Too bad noone cares that you can eat a whole pizza by yourself.

13. You can't find a single pair of jeans that isn't too long for your legs. (Although, that's not quite true, ankle jeans work perfectly for me ;))

14. If you're going to a concert, you are always early to make sure you'll stand in the first two rows. Third row already gets tricky. You really want to make sure not to be standing behind that giant dude who couldn't care less that you don't see a single thing.

15. In a photo with you and your friends, your head will ALWAYS be halved.

16. When you're in somebody elses restroom, you simply can't see yourself in the mirror. It's just hanging too high.

17. On that note, when visiting someones apartment, you can't hang up your jacket. That coat rack is, again, hanging too high.

18. Getting backpacks and handbags smashed in your face every time the subway or train is full. Not fun.

19. If you have a big dog, it immediately looks gigantic and people look at you in fear. If they only knew that he would do anything for a piece of sausage. Muahahahaha.

20. If you have a friend who's 6'7" or 2m, you look like a real life Hobbit.

But, all in all, you wouldn't change it for anything. At least that's what you tell yourself and everyone who asks you.

Anyway, hope you had fun reading this. If you want me to write a "20 Perks Of Being Short" - post, let me know in the comments! :)

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." - William Shakespeare


  1. Haha, I'm 5'8" so I don't have any of these problems, it was an amusing read! Definitely do a perks post :)

    1. Haha, I'm sure being tall also has its struggles ;) But I'm glad you liked my post, will do an update soon!

  2. You should definitely do a perks post! I'm 5'9" but I don't look my age so everyone thinks I'm younger and assumes I'm in high school and I'm going "ermmm I'm at uni!" and then they think the next best thing which is that I'm one of those genius kids! I'm taller than all my friend except one haha loved this post! Can't wait to read more! Em xx


    1. Haha, I know that feeling, I look like a 15-year-old at times. But being called a genius is quite nice I suppose :D I will do a perks post soon, glad you liked this one! :)

  3. haha, love this hack post.

    Happy Wednesday Doll,
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