Top 10 Best Things About Being Tall

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IMG_4024As I’ve gotten older, I hear more and more how cool my height is. I’ve told you all before that I’m 6’1″. Growing up it was not fun! You know kids are really good at finding something different about you and making it suck. LOL! I’ve totally grown into my height and I really don’t think about it much unless someone points it out. I think what helped me to get over it being a negative thing was growing up. The other thing is looking for the good stuff about being a six footer.


  • One gift of being tall is being able to look over things and see what’s ahead.
  • It’s hard to get lost in a crowd (can be good and bad).
  • People always seem to notice me. It’s a good thing I’m usually in a good mood because someone always calls me out about my height.
  • Do you play basketball? Volleyball? Are you a model. I get these questions non-stop. It could be worse, I’m sure.
  • One thing I never thought about until my friends pointed it out to me – clothes. More specifically the way things like maxi dresses fit on on a tall woman. My friends were a little jealous that I could wear things without the need for heels to keep dresses or pants from dragging the ground. I hadn’t thought of that until they pointed it out.
  • I can easily reach things on high shelves. Every now and then someone will stop me at the grocery store or Target t help them get something down.
  • Another plus? I never have to worry about being able to see when sitting behind someone. The downside is I’m always worried if the person behind me can see.
  • We make more money? A 2004 study states that for every inch of height there is an increase of $789 a year. So theoretically, I will earn $7,101 more a year than someone who is 5’6β€³. That’s pretty awesome. That’s what the research says anyway.
  • I’ve gained a few pounds over the year. Nothing to really write home about. The thing about being tall is weight gain isn’t as noticeable. Cheers to that!
  • I randomly came across this factoid: Tall people have our own holiday! February 11th is “International Hug a Tall Person Day”. Say what? I expect lots of snuggles this February. I’m just saying.

Is there something that you hated growing up but now think is pretty cool?


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23 Responses to Top 10 Best Things About Being Tall
  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    October 29, 2014 | 7:33 am

    This is so funny. I am only 5’2″, so I always need tall people to get things on high shelves for me πŸ™‚

  2. Betsy Mitchell
    October 29, 2014 | 9:28 am

    I’m not tall by any means but I’m not short. I’m always envious of tall people though!

  3. Amber Conaway
    October 29, 2014 | 9:42 am

    I have always loved being tall! The love grew the more I did lol Although it was hard to find a date taller than me I did marry someone quite a bit taller than me and I love it lol

  4. Liz Mays
    October 29, 2014 | 9:54 am

    It’s funny because I’m short and always hated that. Now I’m pretty cozy with it. I guess we’re happy on opposite ends of the spectrum although at concerts, I’d give anything for your height. People always stand in front of me and I see nothing!

  5. Pam
    October 29, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    Both of my kids are taller than me, so I have to ask for their help getting things off the top shelf sometimes. They both love being tall!

  6. Catherine S
    October 29, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    My son laughs at me every time I have to ask for help reaching something. According to him I am short. I can’t reach stuff on the top shelf of our new place. I think my husband puts stuff that high on purpose.

  7. Aleks
    October 29, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    One of my best friends is 6’2″ and she hates if. I’m sending her this post pronto!

  8. Tiffany (A Mom's Take)
    October 29, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    Being tall is great and should be embraced. I married into a family that is vertically challenged. They are always asking me to get things off of high shelves. I’m taller than most but still not as tall as my little, big brother.

    I love the things you listed! I’m going to tell my super tall brother about February 11th.

  9. Jaime
    October 29, 2014 | 5:54 pm

    I’m 5’3″ and any weight gain is super noticeable. I’ve always wanted to be 5’4″ or 5’5″…not super tall, but taller than I am now!

  10. Jeanine
    October 30, 2014 | 8:16 am

    This is great! I’m really short my 11 year old is just about up to my eyes and I wish I was taller!

  11. Ann Bacciaglia
    October 30, 2014 | 8:47 am

    These are all great reasons to love being tall. I used to hate mt freckles when i was younger, now i love them.

  12. Lisa
    October 30, 2014 | 9:07 am

    My husband is 6′ 4″ and my 16 year old daughter is 5′ 11″. My poor 19 year old daughter is only 5’1″ so I probably won’t show this to her. I’d hate for her to think her younger sister will earn more than her! πŸ™‚

  13. Melissa @ This Girl's Life Blog
    October 30, 2014 | 9:28 am

    I know nothing about this at 5’3. lol I can definitely see the plus in being able to reach things because often I am looking around for the tall person who can help me out.

  14. Tracey
    October 30, 2014 | 9:38 am

    LOVE THIS! As a fellow tall girl, I really enjoyed this one!

  15. Christie
    October 30, 2014 | 10:06 am

    There are definitely days I wish I was tall! Being 5 foot 1 is no fun at concerts!

  16. KalleyC
    October 30, 2014 | 11:23 am

    Nope, I’m far from tall, I’m sort 5’4″ but I love it. It was the only height I was meant to be πŸ™‚

    But I will admit, these are pretty cool facts about being tall!

  17. Theresa
    October 30, 2014 | 11:36 am

    My dad was super tall too, and I always wished I had gotten that from him. I’m only 5’5″ and seem to be shrinking more each day lol.

  18. Chrystal @ YUM eating
    October 30, 2014 | 11:36 am

    That is so awesome that you have your own holiday. I adore that you made a Top 10 list.

  19. Krystal
    October 30, 2014 | 12:07 pm

    Oh my, that research is hilarious! Tall people earn more money… !? LOL

  20. Rosey
    October 30, 2014 | 2:31 pm

    You are a great height! I’m 5′ 8 1/2″ and hubby is 6 ft., so I only wear 3″ heels so he doesn’t feel short, hahaha.

  21. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition
    October 30, 2014 | 6:31 pm

    It wouldn’t be so bad being asked if you were a model! Interesting study about tall people making more money….wonder if there’s any truth to that.

  22. Kendra
    October 30, 2014 | 8:09 pm

    I’m way on the other side of being tall with being really short. I think the only thing I had issues with might have been my smile because I had crooked teeth. I learned to just get over it and be myself because what else can I be. πŸ™‚

  23. Carly Anderson
    October 30, 2014 | 8:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing these great things about being tall. I will never know any of them, since I’m so short. LOL.

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