Hey Lady Lip Smackers,
Lately I've seen a lot of posts about embarrassing moments, crushes, puberty - topics that are all part of growing up. I know sometimes it seems like us ladies have it really hard but I want to reassure you all that it DOES get better and these changes you are experiencing are all part of the awesomeness that is growing up.
When I was younger, I grew REALLY fast. I mean like super speed fast, to the point that the doctor's estimated I would probably be at least 6 feet tall when I was done growing! That didn't happen. I'm not 6ft. I am barely 5'5 on a good day. However, I have been 5'5 since I was about 11 or 12! That means that 3rd, 4th, 5th grade I was ALWAYS, without a doubt the tallest in my class. Being taller than all the boys and all the girls meant that when it came time for class pictures I was always in the back row, with the boys, DEAD CENTER. I was always SO embarrassed by this. There is one class picture, in particular where I was back row center, and my Mom decided to put my hair in pigtails. I was going through a really bad hair phrase. There I am, tallest person in the 3rd grade, two frizzy pigtails, AND I WAS MISSING SOME TEETH. At the time, I thought it was the worst thing ever. Now though, I look back and think about that time and smile. That time in my life, which I consider part of an awkward phase for me, is something I can appreciate now. Being taller than everyone gave me some great advantages. I was better at certain sports, could reach things on high shelves more easily, and people usually thought I was older (which was wicked cool)!
Though at the time, growing and experiencing so much change with my body wasn't the easiest, I can appreciate how it played a part in me today, not just physically but also the type of person I am.
LIL (Love in Lip Smackers)
Lip Smacker Doll