As you see these photos you might be thinking to yourself; Jesus Christ! This girl has freakishly long legs!!! Funny story though; these legs were serious cause for bullying at school when I was little, I hated my long legs, I hated being tall and I remember my mother telling me: Andrea listen to me, one day when you are old enough you will realize that long legs aren’t a curse. Ok, at the time I thought my mom was COMPLETELY wrong, as all of us do when we are starting puberty and we want to look exactly like our friends. I grew up in Mexico and by age 13 I was already around 1.70cm tall, which meant back of the line -every single time-, I was taller than all the boys at school, I unsuccessfully searched for jeans long enough to fit me and I seriously resented the fact that I was so tall. By the time I was 18 years old I was already my current height ( 1.80 cm ), but by this age the bullying for my long legs had luckily dialed down and I was dating my high school sweetheart who was not only extremely handsome, but also a lot shorter than me ( and I really hope he is not reading this right now, or ever! ).
The thing is, whenever I get compliments about my legs nowadays I always have to go back to those days when I was bullied for the exact same thing and I smile about the things my mom used to tell me, about being older and realizing this was actually a good thing. I CANNOT believe how stupid I was for not accepting myself the way I was but hey, puberty is a messed up time for all of us. A few years later, my legs are my favorite part of my body which I find ironic and all I have left to say is; Mom, you were right…
Accept yourself the way you are! you never know if your biggest flaws will one day become your biggest assets ;)