Last week I shared 6 things that suck about being tall, so this week it seems only right that I share 6 things I love about being tall!
1) Being able to reach the high shelves.
We just had a new kitchen fitted and we had the shelves made higher than a standard kitchen cupboard to give us extra storage space, and I'm the only one who can reach everything we store on those high shelves. It's given us extra storage space which is really handy, something we couldn't have done if I was shorter.
2) I have a built in good view at gigs.
Even at venues that don't have a sloped floor, I can pretty much guarantee that I'm going to be able to see what happens, even in flats. It means I can let my shorter friends stand in front of me when we head to the barrier at the front so I can make sure they can see, and also still know I can see!
3) Being the big spoon is pretty awesome.
Typically in hetero relationships it's expected that the guy is taller than the girl. I however am taller than Stu (who is wearing heeled cowboy boots in this photo for reference). This tends to mean at night when we snuggle up, I'm the big spoon. And I have to say, it's pretty awesome. It's warm and cosy, but I also feel kinda powerful and protective and I love that feeling. There's nothing wrong with being taller than your husband!
4) Men are intimidated by my height.
My height has given me certain advantages in life, and one of them is that men can have a tendency to find me intimidating and don't find me approachable. I've been lucky to avoid a lot of harassment because of this! When I stand up tall, especially if I have heels on, and look down at men, they tend to not hassle me so much. I know it's a kinda petty one to celebrate, but hey, being taller than a lot of men and making them feel small when they try to intimidate me. Not today!
5) I'm easy to spot in a crowded room.
Even without the pink hair, which is currently all washed out because I'm lazy and haven't redyed it lately, I'm easy to spot in a room. At 6 inches taller than the average woman, and taller than the average man, I'm usually a pretty good target to look for in a crowded room. It also means it's easy for me to find whoever I'm looking for in a busy place because I can see over so many heads too! I have social anxiety so I like this one a lot. I tend not to panic too badly about having to leave my group when I know I can usually pick them out of a crowd easily.
6) I give awesome hugs.
This one is probably my favourite. When someone I care about is sad, I give the best hugs. I'm taller than most of my family, so when I wrap my arms around you to look after you they truly do envelope you. You can lean your head on my chest and feel safe and small and secure and I will protect you in that hug. I'm soft and squishy, and a small giant, a hug from me is something special. Sometimes you just need a good hug, and I am your gal.
Are you tall or petite? What are your favourite things about your height?