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hi you,

I'm the tourist on the metro, lover of markets and dresses, a writer in the local coffee shop, and the friend who is always up for a picnic and conversation. 

More recently, making the journey through loneliness to write a book.

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4 Awesome Reasons to be a Tall Girl

4 Awesome Reasons to be a Tall Girl

Back in December, I jotted off a quick four reasons it's great to be short. Now, as promised, the tall roomie has written a guest post about why it's awesome to be tall. Without further ado...


1. You can reach all the things

You know those pesky little items called step stools? Yeah, me neither. When you can almost touch the ceiling, reaching everything in the cupboard is a cinch, as is shopping from high shelves. Bonus: if your roommate is short, you can hide things at the back of the top cupboards and she’ll never know they are there. 

2. Food!

Since you’re tall, you don’t have to eat birdie portions of food like the tiny girls. So, tuck into that third or thirteenth taco with gusto and count your blessings that it won’t make you balloon out.

 3. Fresh air

When you’re stuck in a crowd, you don’t have to feel claustrophobic, because your head is up in the roomy sky surrounded by fresh air, rather than down by everyone else’s dragon breath and armpits. The weather really is great up here. Not only that, but you can see what’s going on, whether at a packed concert, or in the labyrinth of a department store. 

4. People look up to you

This is true both literally and figuratively. If you’re in an intimidating situation, stand up and stretch to your full height, and suddenly, you’ll feel much more confident. People also tend to take the things you say more seriously when they’re coming from six feet off the floor instead of four. So don’t be afraid to put on those high heels that are collecting dust in your closet, because they’ll make you feel like you’ve got the world by the tail. 

A Rainy Weekend & Thoughts about Love

A Rainy Weekend & Thoughts about Love

3 Things I Learned about Success when Someone Called my Bluff

3 Things I Learned about Success when Someone Called my Bluff