The hottest topic in town: Menopausal Hotties...
Welcome to our newest column: The Menopausal Hotties…
For all hotties heading towards, passing through, or ‘been there, done that’ stages of the menopausal journey.
But first, a little intro about me. I’m a fresh 50-something, young at heart, well-travelled mum, grandmother, and (considered) a successful business woman and entrepreneur who loves my job and living life to the full.
Recently single (good riddance, it really is his loss), just moved into my own home, and all the while, going through this menopausal transition.
I won’t lie. It’s been a journey and a half. Up, down and around the merry-go-round.
Information and support has either been pretty thin on the ground or all ‘doom and gloom’.
Enough is enough. It’s time to get real as we turn up the heat on all things menopause.
So let’s kick off with...
Transitioning from hot to hotties.
The dictionary describes the menopause as simply ‘the ceasing of menstruation’.
Are they having a laugh?! Who writes this stuff?! OMG. If only it were *that* simple.
They make it sound as if you simply wake up one morning, spring out of bed, fling open the curtains, look lovingly at your partner still asleep in bed… Meanwhile, the birds are tweeting, the sun is shining, you look in the mirror and smile...wow you look so good, really fresh and excited for the day ahead. It’s a great day and time to celebrate...as it’s true. Your menstrual cycle has ceased and all is great in the world...hallelujah!
Hellooooo. Wakey, wakey. Wake up. Wake up...what the heck?!
Sorry to say, that for the majority of women it’s not that simple.
It’s a drawn out series of events that can be complex.
Life-changing transformational events which can alter your whole self-perception as you’ve known it. Impacting (adversely) upon your body, mind, soul and relationships.
It’s transitional; a pivotal turning point for most women.
So let’s change the definition for us hotties - reclaim it, and redefine it to Men-on-pause. An opportunity to focus on ourselves first.
No - we aren’t becoming men haters. Quite the opposite.
To love, you need to love yourself first.
Let’s take a little pause there...you heard right...it’s time to put YOURSELF first.
Make your wellbeing your priority which in turn, will lead to a much happier life and transition in the long run.. because, guess what? No one else is on your menopausal journey but you.
The good news is that you’re not entirely alone! Phew we hear you say. Such a relief as no-one prepares us hotties for the menopause.
Think about it. We have been endlessly educated about the journey into womanhood, marriage, motherhood etc, but menopause is still pretty hush-hush, said as a ‘joke’ under one’s breath or viewed with sympathy.
Yes, there is a little more information out there, but you have to search high and low for it, and often, it’s very one sided.
Well f**k that for a pack of Tena Lady! There’s a new movement of women and we won’t take it lying down. No more p**s taking, pardon the pun...No, we are the menopausal hotties.
Oozing in new self confidence (and there for each other for those times when we aren’t), sizzling with sass (literally), embracing the good, dealing with the bad, and kicking the arse out of the ugly.
Let’s go girls! Together we are stronger, we are hotter to trot than EVER before. We’re not alone - we’re on this journey together. There’s nothing more powerful than women supporting each other.
Each month we’ll have different topics, experiences, advice and tips to share. Next month we will be discussing a hottie ‘superpower’: the superpower of invisibility!
Let’s embrace the hotness and get ready to sizzle sister...
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