Friday, September 22, 2023

Keeping it real

The Menopause Life

Hello again, welcome to my new blog, The Menopause Life Now. I’m gonna keep it real with you all as I go through this menopause journey. Start how I mean to continue, right? My husband gave me a new nickname that perfectly sums it up - he calls me M&M (for Menopausal Mess) now!

I’m hoping to use this blog as a place to share all the ups and downs without holding anything back. This isn’t always gonna be pretty, but it’s where I’m at in life right now. Some days I’ll have more energy to write and other days not so much, depending on how I’m feeling. It might not always be consistent, but I hope to set up a newsletter, so at least, if you subscribe, you can be kept up to date when there's a new post.

Going through such a big change at this point in my life has been really strange for me. Strange, because neither my mum nor my mother-in-law had much experience with menopause. They were very fortunate, in that they didn't have many symptoms at all. So I really don’t have many women around me I can learn from. I thought I knew what to expect, but clearly I had no idea!

The last few months especially have thrown me some major curveballs. Things have definitely accelerated and I'll talk about why in future posts. It’s been hard to adjust to all the physical and emotional changes. Sometimes I feel like such a hot mess - my emotions are all over the place and what used to be easy now seems really hard.

Some days have been really tough lately. Like I'm barely keeping it together and struggling just to get through. Those are the times I feel totally alone with no one to talk to.

I know a few friends are also in the middle of menopause now. But who wants to constantly hear me going on about how miserable I'm feeling each and every day? Not even I want to listen to myself in my own head sometimes!

And my social media is my fun place, so I'm not going to be posting about all this in detail there.

This blog is gonna be my safe space to keep it real on those not so good days. I’m hoping documenting it all here can help me process what’s happening. Writing has always been cathartic for me. Who knows, maybe hearing about my struggles will help someone else out there feel less alone too?


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