… and when you’ve tried your hardest to wish away winter and it just won’t getthefuckout, you resort (get it?) to the next best thing. Which obviously is buying summery dresses in hopes of 80 degree days being right around the corner.
Do you all have one thing about yourself you wish you could change?
Now, before you go getting “love yourself, love your body” on me, it’s just a simple, innocent question. I’m all about loving the gifts that the good Lord gave you, but that doesn’t mean that given extraordinary super hero strengths, I wouldn’t pick one particular thing to swap out on my persons. Or, in this case, stretch.
For me, I would wish for longer legs.
Luckily, my short-ish frame (I’m pushing 5’4” for those I have yet to meet IRL) is something I can create an optical illusion of on my own. By wearing high heels daily (literally- it’s a rarity to catch me in flats) I’ve been able to mimic those long limbs and height that I envy on other women.
And my reasoning for this is more than surface deep. To me, tall women have always conveyed power and prestige. Don’t ask why— I’m not sure I can give a reason behind this and I’m sure contrary to my assumption, some of the most powerful women in the world are vertically-challenged. I’m not arguing with that and I’m not saying that my theory makes any sense at all. I’m just telling you that I FEEL powerful when I’m in a towering pair of stilettos and I can only assume that having longer legs would be on the same wavelength. I strongly suspect that I perceive being at eye level with others (both men and women) to have something to do with this. That I don’t really like being “looked down on” (physically speaking of course).
But of course, typical case of “grass is always greener” because I’m sure you tall folks would argue the contrary.
So there you have it. If there were one thing I would change about myself it would be the length of my legs. I suppose you can say that I’ve come to embrace the little quirks that my other bits have to offer.
Is there one thing you would change about yourself?