Why does the Menopause contain the word MEN!!! Now I'm no feminist! I'm more than happy to have drinks and meals bought fot me - hell yeah! I'm old fashioned and would love doors to be held open for me.
What I'm really talking about is what the menopause means for us! I mean - am I menopausal? or pre or post? I haven't got a clue!
What I do know is that I feel totally knackered most of the time! Given the option of venturing outdoors or cleaning my house I would rather escape and read my kindle! I don't particularly want to kill any one - although I probably could with road rage or rudeness.
What I do want is to be the sparkly self that I used to be! The sunglass wearing style conscious bitch that drove a clean car and had sass! Where has my Sass gone? Really - please tell me as in this covid world wearing a face mask means that you can slip out to the co-op for a bottle of Gavi without brushing your teeth, moisturising or changing out of your lounge wear!
Is it Covid or the menopause that has caused me to become a slob? Whichever it is I really don't like this me!
I want to be the slick, lipstick wearing smart woman that I used to be - not this sour smelling, foul toothed cider woman that I've become! How do I find my former self?
Will I wake up one day with the urge to wear tights and heals again or am I doomed to only wear joggings, my husbands socks and boots? Perhaps baby steps are needed... my children are older than some of my knickers so perhaps I should start there - anything grey that shouldn't be will be binned!
I need to dig deep to rediscover my inner Cheshire Housewife! New knickers and a matching bra could be the start - small steps until I reach the other side! Perfect teeth and makeup can wait!