KAYLIN CARPENTER | LIFESTYLES WRITER
Ever since elementary school, I’ve always been one of the smallest in my grade. I’ve never been picked first to play any sports in P.E. or at recess, and I constantly get pushed into walls and lockers because people don’t see me in the halls.
Do you know what it’s like to hear expressions like “Your future is big!” and “Dream big!” and know that no matter what, my future will never be big, nor will my dreams, due to the fact that I am a 15 year old who has not yet exceeded 5 foot?
I have been used as an armrest by countless people, and I am always having to ask, “Hey, can you reach that for me?” or “What’s happening? I can’t see over this person!” Endless jokes about my shoe size, hand size, and height are something I have always had to deal with, and don’t even get me started about the nicknames like “smalls,” “stepstool,” and “little nugget.”
Moral of the story: if anyone has any tips on how to gain a couple inches, let me know.