I’ve been 6’4″ for as long as I can remember. In fact when I was in college and played basketball, I was pretty sure that I was a little above 6’4″. Over the past couple of years I’ve noticed that I don’t ‘feel’ as tall as I used to.
I attributed it to the fact that I joined a Tall Club and started hanging around taller people. I also rationalized that my boyfriend is 6’4″ so it just feels like I’m shorter because I’m not used to always looking eye to eye with someone. Both make me feel better, but I’m still left wondering.
My foot size has shrunk. I used to be a size 11 but now I’m pretty much always a 10.5. Should I be worried? I talked to my doctor about this and she didn’t seem too worried. She said it’s pretty normal for people to shrink as we get older and gravity takes its toll on us. But I still wonder. When we were traveling in Europe there was a sign that said ‘maximum head room, 6’4″‘. Check it out below…what gives? I AM 6’4″ yet it certainly appears that there is at least 1.5 inches of leeway, maybe even 2 inches! I should mention, there was an slight incline in the floor so I suppose that could be a part of it…
Now I know I’m not short, so I’m definitely not worried about that but I actually like saying that I’m 6’4″. I don’t want to shrink! I happen to enjoy standing out in a crowd….or standing out amongst those dressed up like 17th and 18th century royalty (see below).
Hopefully I won’t shrink anymore so that I can at least remain on the short side of 6’4″. I think diet and exercise play important factors here and quite frankly, I’ve not exercised like I should (hence the 15 pound weight gain over the last 1.5 years–I should delve into that one in a blog, that would be fun). I guess as long as I’m still considered ‘That Tall Girl’ or simply ‘Tall Holli’ then I’ll be fine.
I’m Tall Holli. I don’t want to be anything else.