The world seems to look different through menopausal eyes. I had been told by a couple of people that you can become depressed without hormones..or ovaries. I guess I thought I would make it through as I always had, sometimes by the skin of my teeth. Lately it seems harder to find the good in anything. I am not giving up on it, by any means..it's just harder.
I remember hearing from adult women as a child, how difficult menopause was for them. I remember the phrase "I cry watching Hallmark commercials." I remember thinking, really? Sure they can be quite sappy sometimes, but I didn't see myself crying over a commercial.
**NEWS ALERT...I, a 38 year old woman, cried yesterday, watching an episode of Glee!!**
I'm not saying it's not a great, kind of corny show. But, I am fairly positive I could have gotten through this show without shedding any tears about 5 years ago!
Obviously, the great depression has set in! This great photograph, available at Amazon struck me close to home right now. It's from 1938 and was taken in southeast Missouri. The people in the photo reminded me of my grandmother and mother. My grandmother raised me and she grew up in the Midwest. She adopted me after my mother died, when I was two years old. You guessed it, my eyes welled up with tears as soon as I saw it! I think the important thing to remember is that there is always someone who has had it worse. I need to remember that everyone has their own version of the great depression....menopause is my version.