Maria – Menopause is a Marker

Maria – Menopause is a Marker


So it hit like a freight truck at the
age of 48…perimenopause. I went from regular menstrual cycles to
all of a sudden bleeding constantly. There was never not a space in my home
or my car where I didn’t have like boxes of super Tampax. It was something. It was something. And I ended up ditching half the purses I own because they weren’t
big enough for as many super tampax, I mean that’s how bad it was.
So that was my first sort of entrée, like the runway in, was bloody and messy.
I think the other extreme that I experienced was this powerful shift in
time. Like suddenly it felt like time was so precious that there was just no time
to waste. I found that was…that this was the time of my life where I started
saying, “Ya no,” like, “Do you want to do that volunteer?” No. “Do you wanna
go out for…” “No.” Like I just learned that no was a full sentence. Do you know what I mean? Like I just I didn’t want to waste my life anymore. Menopause was a marker. Like that period is done. You’re in a new phase and this phase means a different clock is
ticking now.

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