Real women, it’s said, don’t have hot flushes. They have power surges, and so others will experience what Margaret Mead called ““postmenopausal zest,” a release of energy that propels them to take on causes, take control of their lives and embark on new challenges.
(From Drama queens at 50something by Margie David Collins
I should be having hot flushes at my age. During our high school reunion, everyone talked of hot flashes and menopause. Why am I not experiencing any of those symptoms? Maybe it is not my time yet. Perhaps in 2 years? I never really worried about menopause. It’s not easy, the body is no longer what it once but (and this is not bragging), I feel more beautiful , confident and wiser than in my youth. Sex is great! (*winks*) . The journey is made easier by using makeup, anti-aging creams, vitamin and herbal supplements and keeping fit through exercise.
It is true that ““postmenopausal zest” releases that energy for women to embark in new causes, and start challenges. Well, I didn’t have to wait for menopause to bring me to that renewed zest of life. I started blogging at 48 year old, made a name in the blogosphere, and embarked on other causes to keep me busy till my senior years. I made sure that as I enter the next stage, I had a new and different, lease on life and an opportunity to defy old age (at least in the internet, age is not a factor).
I look back at my past and count all the blessings. Sure, mistakes had been made and I came out of it and made myself a better person. I know that I will continue to have good as well as bad days. Yes, the winds of change blow through my life, sometimes like a raging typhoon. I seek my resting places and find time to catch my breath.
Today, I find the winds of change begin to rustle and I am not certain if this change is for the better. I may call it stress or a temporary condition but certainly, it’ll be restored to normal or rather a new “normal”.
I trust this change taking place is good. The winds of change will bring me to where I need to go.