My period shows up every 23 days?
Damn that faultering estrogen.
I wake up 4 or 5 times during the night and have trouble getting back to sleep every single time?
My middle is thicker than it's ever been?
Change of life stuff.
Super frizzy hair? Droopier boobs? Mysterious pains in my shoulders? Chronic fatigue? Arid sinuses? Scaly dry patches at the edges of my eyebrows?
Crepe-y skin covering my inner elbows? Angry purple streaks lining the backs of my thighs? Age spots that I remember from Porcelana commercials?
Random thoughts of death and destruction? Tearing up at that Budweiser commercial when the owner doesn't come home at night while his dog patiently waits for him and you think something terrible happened but it was just that he was being responsible and not drinking and driving?
This nagging feeling I'll never accomplish anything significant again?
Forgetting where my keys are? Whether or not I've washed shampoo out of my hair? Did I turn the oven off? Walk the dogs? Make the kids dinner?
That stain on my rain coat I can't get out? The F train that never comes? The fact that I still can't do a handstand?
And the pEE LEAKS?
I don't want to keep pointing fingers but menopause*. But I'm on to you.
*yes I'm aware menopause can't be responsible for all these things but being that no one can say for sure what menopause does actually do except switch up your hormones and pull the menstruation plug I'm standing by my accusations.