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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Comments • 10 321

  • Azareeyah dubose
    Azareeyah dubose  2 hours back

    I'm so short people think I'm 10

    • pia Pamisa
      pia Pamisa  2 hours back

      We're same height I'm 11

      • Alison Alan
        Alison Alan  3 hours back

        Ur actually lucky I look to big for my age ;-;

        • Lore Jimenez
          Lore Jimenez  10 hours back

          Im short ^-^ i like my age

          • Yashea Faith Gonzales
            Yashea Faith Gonzales  13 hours back

            We have the same story oh my god😍

            • GloriaLivia Skills
              GloriaLivia Skills  21 hours back

              Totally i have the same story as you im very short to and everyone calls me cute or big baby soooo we are TWINSIESSSS

              • GloriaLivia Skills
                GloriaLivia Skills  21 hours back

                Excapt the dating no one wants to date me well i dont really know if some one likes me

            • GloriaLivia Skills
              GloriaLivia Skills  21 hours back


              • Tanvi Saxena
                Tanvi Saxena  23 hours back

                this just made me even sadder.

                • Its Axel
                  Its Axel  1 days back

                  Anime weebos:IS THIS A SHORT ANIME GIRL?

                  • Gym_chalk edits
                    Gym_chalk edits  2 days back

                    8th grade 4’9

                    • Sleepy Woof
                      Sleepy Woof  2 days back

                      Ask wikihow

                      • Kasandra Draws
                        Kasandra Draws  2 days back

                        IM IN 6TH GRADE AND IM 4'11

                        • user 1Ashley
                          user 1Ashley  2 days back


                          • d e a d l y r o s e o͓̽

                            Im 9 and this girl is 10 and shes up to my shoulder but i accept her UwU

                            • Xela Rose Baldueza
                              Xela Rose Baldueza  3 days back

                              MY MOM IS 4.11 too!

                              • Ashlynn Norton
                                Ashlynn Norton  3 days back

                                She's still taller then me. I'm 4'9"

                                • Mari Chiari
                                  Mari Chiari  4 days back

                                  me: mommy?
                                  my mom: yes?
                                  me: i dont wanna be a girl *sob*
                                  my mom: why?
                                  me: i dont wanna be pregnant and..
                                  my mom: what else..?
                                  me: HAVE A PIRIOD

                                  • bby cruz
                                    bby cruz  4 days back

                                    Lmao sounds like me I’m 14 just turned 14 and I’m 4’9 how nice 😑

                                    • Mauro Cuello
                                      Mauro Cuello  4 days back

                                      I feel the same way im really sort and i think that I'm 4 foot 2 and I'm in 5th grade and the other people are 2 times bigger and it really sucks but there are some good things and bad things but I'm happy that im not alone

                                      • Joe Bennett
                                        Joe Bennett  5 days back

                                        I ship it

                                        • Jamael Williams
                                          Jamael Williams  5 days back

                                          The old saying goes there's someone for everyone

                                          • Sylvie Dogpie
                                            Sylvie Dogpie  5 days back

                                            I’m not really small but I’m not really tall either but I like someone who’s really tall who’s one year older

                                            • Min Min
                                              Min Min  5 days back

                                              aww 😭sana oil

                                              • Paulo César Vela Rodriguez

                                                This is a weebs dream come true

                                                • Caliyah Mcrae
                                                  Caliyah Mcrae  6 days back


                                                  • Ella Hubbard
                                                    Ella Hubbard  6 days back

                                                    This story really hits home because I’m in 7th grade and am 4’10” and am only 70 pounds. I always hate the way I look.

                                                    • mintykitty 9812
                                                      mintykitty 9812  6 days back

                                                      I'm four and a half inch

                                                      • Genesis Espaillat Abreu

                                                        omg they made a story about meeee

                                                        • sydney meredith!
                                                          sydney meredith!  6 days back

                                                          don’t worry so i’m in 4th grade and my best friend looks like she should be in 3rd or 2nd grade but really she should actually be in 5th grade because she’s a year older then everybody in my class but her mom put her in 1st in stead of 2nd because we first met her in 1st grade

                                                          • Mari Alfaro
                                                            Mari Alfaro  6 days back

                                                            OH me to i relly work hard but i dont like school my friends says why are you so small den i get help but i dont care of my life :)

                                                            • Jessie Ngo
                                                              Jessie Ngo  7 days back

                                                              i'm 4'10

                                                              • Ameliakka -
                                                                Ameliakka -  1 weeks back

                                                                Sister, me too. But you know, it’s really good being small as well. You can pretend to be a child and get a discount or when you wear someone else’s hoodies and stuff, it’s oversized and hella cute. :)

                                                                • Nessa Baltazar
                                                                  Nessa Baltazar  1 weeks back

                                                                  Fr im in 9th and like im small have a baby face and im short and a squeaky

                                                                  • peachieham
                                                                    peachieham  1 weeks back

                                                                    good for you, im 1 inch-

                                                                    • Stupid Content
                                                                      Stupid Content  1 weeks back

                                                                      Same here sis I’m 14 and look 12

                                                                      • crackhead generation
                                                                        crackhead generation  1 weeks back

                                                                        wow she is a loser not because she is short but the way she acts

                                                                        • sandy playz
                                                                          sandy playz  1 weeks back

                                                                          I feel you I am short .one time a kid from my older brother school thot I was a like a secened or first grader and IT was funny because I am a fourth grader .PS if my spelling is wrong its because my main language is spanish thx for understanding :)

                                                                          • Yui Gacha
                                                                            Yui Gacha  1 weeks back

                                                                            YASSSS YOU YOU THE H HEIGHT AS ME YEES

                                                                            • Rehana Parvin
                                                                              Rehana Parvin  1 weeks back

                                                                              I'm 17 but people most people think I'm 12 because I'm only 5 feet.

                                                                              • Faith The Potato
                                                                                Faith The Potato  1 weeks back

                                                                                Ok..iM YOUr HIgHT..AND..I guess I’m developing...????

                                                                                • b o o p
                                                                                  b o o p  1 weeks back

                                                                                  I’m 4’9 and I always win in hide and seek 😎

                                                                                  • Blueninjastudios
                                                                                    Blueninjastudios  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I'm short for my age so my parents friends think I'm in 7th but I'm in 10th
                                                                                    I'm also the smallest in my friend groups

                                                                                    • Carl Chapman
                                                                                      Carl Chapman  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I'm probably going to be 5'6 or 7 in 9th Grade

                                                                                      • Mia Dominguez
                                                                                        Mia Dominguez  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Thats sooooo me im so short

                                                                                        • Aimee Ventura
                                                                                          Aimee Ventura  1 weeks back

                                                                                          lmfao i’m in 7 grade looking like a whole 15 yr old

                                                                                          • Random Things
                                                                                            Random Things  1 weeks back

                                                                                            You know, people should stop worrying about who they are on the outside and start changing who they are on the inside for the better, and as for the outside well, be a good person both in and out.

                                                                                            • _milky. octo_
                                                                                              _milky. octo_  1 weeks back

                                                                                              i'm a 7th grader and people think i'm in college

                                                                                              • Psycho Moon
                                                                                                Psycho Moon  1 weeks back

                                                                                                There is really nothing wrong with looking younger in high school there was one girl in one of my classes who looked 12 but she was actually 18 and she was a senior i was so surprised