Being short can have its advantages. For me, I’ve picked a few quirks unintentionally due to my height.
One of them is that I stand on tiptoe while doing the dishes. When I was younger, I would always be on tiptoe to reach the sink, but now that I’m older and taller, I don’t have to tiptoe, but I do it subconsciously so that the counter feels lower.
Every so often, I find myself walking around the house on tiptoe, not because I want to be unnoticed, but it feels comfortable somehow.
Because of this unusual habit, my mother believes that it makes my gait look more natural when wearing heels. It’s like my feet were make for them because when I wear flats, I tend to have that dancer’s stance…or a duck-footed waddle that she finds unladylike.
While I don’t entirely agree, I do feel more comfortable in heels than flats. But flats are convenient when you’re walking long distances. I know, wearing heels isn’t good for my feet in the long term. I also know I can’t flex my feet past 90 degrees, but that’s where yoga comes in to help stretch out my calves.
What perks/quirks have you gained from your stature?