I Don't Look My Age But I'm In High School
- Published: 21 May 2019
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Ashley is in high school, and, as you may or may not know, it can get pretty hectic. For Ashley it was, always worrying about her grades and studying for AP Exams and other tests, out looking for a job, getting her license, it was all pretty stressful, But it can cause even more anxiety when you're in highschool, trying to do all of that, and you don't look your age. And Ashley can very confidently state, I Don't Look My Age. People called her shorty, told her she was physically challenged, then laugh and say vertically challenged. It was just wrong, and it hurt.
She's a very small person - 4 feet 11 inches tall, or short rather - not quite stunted growth, but short, and if that wasn't "I Don't Look My Age" enough, she also has a total baby face. Like babyface Ashley. So, as you can guess, to go along with her smaller than average height, and her very cute but somewhat babyish face, her body type is, well, not quite womanly - skinny, small, and at least to her, at that time, she was pretty sure people thought she was just plain unattractive.
People called her shorty, told her she was physically challenged, then laughed and said, well, vertically challenged. It was just wrong, and it hurt.
In high school, students work pretty hard to make themselves look good. And that was really hard for Ashely because she never felt like she looked attractive, or even good enough to go to school. She pushed through though she still felt too short, and too skinny, and too flat chested, and it was just challenging looking younger than your age.
Also, when she got to high school she realized that people were dating (kissing), and growing taller, and growing curves, and she was. Over that summer between middle school and high school every seemed to have grown a ton, but she only grew a couple of inches. But that's when Ashley started to like boys and have crushes and she really wanted a boyfriend, a first boyfriend. But the boys all told her she was just a shorty, didn't have the right kind of body, and all the rest of it. It's not like counselling could help, and platform shoes were out...
But toward the end of ninth grade she met a boy she really liked, and they talked all the time, every day, and then at night and over social media and Instagram and texting each other. She started to developed real feelings for him, and one day, he told her he liked her! He said he wanted to date her, to have a relationship with her and be her first boyfriend!
This was one of the best moments of her life, and one she will never forget. She's always had crushes on all these guys but they would always turn her down because she was so young looking, with such a baby face, and flat chested with no curves, nothing in back, none of that stuff.
Now she's in her junior year and the two of them have been dating for two years. She still looks like an eighth grader and he looks like a senior, and people still make fun of them and tell her she looks like a little girl,. and he looks like an adult.
But she feels that he truly loves her, and he tells her so every day, and that he loves her and her body, just the way she is - which is amazing! She had always wanted some type of plastic surgery to change the way she looked, or to make her not look like such a young girl, but now that she has been with her boyfriend she no longer feels like she has to change who she is. She feels comfortable with her self now!
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