I've been short all my life -- I think I stopped growing at, like, 12 or something, and depending on the day, I will tell you I'm 5'2" or 5 feet. I really think i'm probably just 5 feet tall, but I lied about it for so long that I'm not sure what the truth is. When you are short, people will readily call you cute, but not pretty or beautiful. When you're short, it feels harder to be taken seriously. And when your short, absolutely nothing ever fits without getting major tailoring.
I wanted to be taller for so long -- for sooooo long -- until one day I didn't. Until I realized that there are actually a lot of advantages to being short. Like, sure, you're always cute, but then again, you're always considered cute. And there's never really a dude who's off-limits because of his height. And you can still shop at Gap Kids if you want.
Anyway, there are tons of fierce short girls out there -- women whose small stature doesn't dictate their large personalities. Check 'em out.