The Life of a Middle-Aged Woman can be Maddening! - We all know life can get a bit hairy at times. But being a middle-aged woman can make that just much hairier! Think about it, if we are peri or menopausal, our emotions and thoughts may be all over the place. I know mine are! I swear I am totally cray-cray at times!
Thoughts of Insanity

The Life of a Middle-Aged Woman can be Maddening!

I have quite a few mid-life bloggers that I follow and I have to say, I LOVE IT WHEN THEY ARE BLUNT!

We all know life can get a bit hairy at times. But being a middle-aged woman can make that just much hairier! Think about it, if we are peri or menopausal, our emotions and thoughts may be all over the place. I know mine are! I swear I am totally cray-cray at times!

The Life of a Middle-Aged Woman can be Maddening! - We all know life can get a bit hairy at times. But being a middle-aged woman can make that just much hairier! Think about it, if we are peri or menopausal, our emotions and thoughts may be all over the place. I know mine are! I swear I am totally cray-cray at times!

Today I want to talk about some of the crazy shat that can happen to us as we push to the other side.

The Life of a Middle-Aged Woman can be Maddening!

Crazy thoughts

Out of the blue, I can have the most heinous and insane thoughts come to mind. Not only does it happen while I sleep, but during my awake hours! There is no rhyme or reason why these thoughts happen, at least to my knowledge. I guess I may have some underlying subconscious nut-ball reasons deep inside but my other personalities are keeping it well hidden.

  • I can wake up in the morning and just say “Screw it!” I don’t feel like going to work! For absolutely no reason other than selfishly wanting ME time.
  • My insecurities can heighten for no reason and I believe my hubs is not being totally truthful with me. Past history has provoked these instincts can be true.
  • I find myself reminiscing about the past and relationships that I could have had if only I acted upon them. My life could be totally different now! Like I could have married a millionaire and had a young, hawt pool boy and not have to work a day in my life.
  • There are days I just want to lay around in bed all day vegging out on horror movie after horror movie! The thrill of being scared or having my senses peaked are so appealing!

Narly body changes

Seriously, when did these boobs start drooping and my bum start looking like cottage cheese? Oh yeah, maybe when I began working online and blogging so much that I can’t get my bum out of a chair? But that’s not it!

  • The lack of routine visits from Aunt Flo. What the hell? Really? Can you at least give me ONE sign?
  • I don’t know if formulations are changing but I’m having a very difficult time finding a deodorant that can tame my sweat and smell! Don’t believe all that 24-48 and 72-hour bullshit cause it ain’t happening with a meno bish like me!
  • Speaking of odors, the girly bits are the same as they used to be either! Does food have an effect on our hoo-haa odor? I mean, really! How many douches does one have to use?
  • Weight fluctuations are a major downer. I am the biggest I’ve ever been in my life. It’s hard to believe as a child, I was underweight! My weight can go up or down by 5-10 lbs. no matter how I eat or don’t exercise. I surrender to this one.
  • My hair is a major disappointment. It has been my whole entire life! I was blessed with baby fine hair. I don’t wish this on anyone! Between the thinning and the stinky sparkling streaks of madness that appear in the stupidest places, I don’t know what else to do! I’m not old enough to rock the skunk look!The Life of a Middle-Aged Woman can be Maddening! - We all know life can get a bit hairy at times. But being a middle-aged woman can make that just much hairier! Think about it, if we are peri or menopausal, our emotions and thoughts may be all over the place. I know mine are! I swear I am totally cray-cray at times!

Memory and inability to remember shat

This one is becoming a big, fat green booger! It’s affecting my work. My ability to double and triple check my work has been flawed. I’m not sure if it’s because I am all over the place and can’t think straight, or my mind just doesn’t give a shat anymore.

  • I drive to work in the morning second guessing what I did before I left the house! Did I lock the back door? Did I put the trash can in the laundry room? Did I remember to put the furkids in their “spaces” and lock the gate? 
  • I can’t remember what I did over the weekend or what I wore the day before! WTF? Seriously? Are these things just not important anymore?
  • My hubs tells me things that 10 minutes later I can’t remember! Ok, I know when it comes to our partners, we tend to have “selective” hearing like they do with us. However, not only is annoying to him, but it irks that shat out of me! It’s like I don’t know if he’s trying to drive me bonkers by telling me he told me something OR if he’s trying to make me think I’m really losing it! But as we know, this work both ways. 🙂
  • Not following through. I get these harebrained ideas that seem fab at the time. I implement them and don’t follow through! I think this may be because I have a habit of biting off more than I can chew. For some wacky reason, I like to make myself feel overwhelmed and they when I am, I beat myself up over it.

And I could continue to go on but……

I’m going to save the rest for another post. My motive for sharing all these absurd things with you is to:

  • See if you can relate
  • See if you can tell me I’m really not crazy and this is the norm

So let’s hear it!

What things are you experiencing as a middle-aged woman? Can you add to my list of MADNESS?

20 thoughts on “The Life of a Middle-Aged Woman can be Maddening!”

  1. I’m so sorry you’re having a rough time, Bren. I had many of those symptoms too but to a lesser degree. The hot flashes bothered me the most, but they’re gone now that I’m over 60. The weight sure is a bitch, isn’t it? 😛 You mentioned excessive perspiration. Have you ever had your thyroid checked? That’s a symptom of hypothyroidism, along with not being able to lose weight. Hope you feel better, soon!

    1. Hey Debbie and thank you! I know it’s just one of those things and my hustle lifestyle online probably doesn’t help much. Oh yeah, hot flashes are a mother but thankfully, I don’t have them that often. Maybe in a few more years, they will kick into high gear. 🙂 Yes, I have had my thyroid checked, actually about every 6 months when I get my blood drawn. I had thought about that before too. But the deodorant things is more of a smell than sweaty pits. I mean, I know we shouldn’t used canned or aerosol because of the aluminum but it works best. I don’t want to rush my “age” on but would love to get to the other side in meno and be a bit more free.

      Happy Monday girl!

  2. I’ll be fifty in December and I am pretty sure I’m in the home stretch no visits for almost a year fingers crossed. Someone once told me Menopause is like having PMS everyday and that is so spot on

    1. Oh girl, you are soooo lucky! I know many women experience it in different ways. I like to overexaggerate for blog purposes. 🙂 However, I do look forward to the other side. I know it has got to be better than now! Good luck!

  3. I had a few hot flushes then they disappeared. My periods stopped but then came back. My weight goes up and down like a yoyo. I don’t know if I’m coming or going! I’ve started taking EPO, which the nurse recommended, and I now walk for just under an hour most days. I refuse to buy a whole new wardrobe in a bigger size! I find wine and gin help A LOT lol!

    1. LOL I love your response and so appreciate it! So, it sounds like you’re still in peri. I once went 82 days without and then the bish came back with a vengeance. Your weight sounds like mine. Thankfully, I’ve been able to keep it to the same size pants, which a little muffin top from time to time. However, shirts get bigger cause these damn boobs just continue to get bigger! Egads! Kudos to you for getting your walk on! What is EPO? If only I was a drinker! LOL But I don’t think that would mix too well with my Zoloft. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Here’s to crossing the border together!

    1. Hey Sue! I hear on the “it’s worth it”. I know it will be but I would just like to fast-forward through it a bit. 🙂 I’m embracing my aging process but when I think of my 20’s and look at the me now, huge change girl! Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. I’m still pre-menopause (at 55!!!) I feel like the only fertile midlifer on the planet – and I ask you….what kind of offspring would I produce at this late stage??? For me it’s more about looking at the positive and ignoring the niggly things that try to drag me down. Life’s too short for things to suck too much. Mind you I could do without the extra 10kgs that seem to have crept on when I wasn’t looking!

    1. Oh no! 55 and it still hasn’t happened yet? Oh gawd! I hope I’m done by then! haha I love your energy, Leanne. I think you’re on to something there with trying to stay positive. I remember that “it’s all in our mind”, right? At least, that’s what one of my doctors used to say! 🙂 As you know, we all go at different ages and have different ways of dealing. I like to share the bad stuff so that others know it “can” happen to them. Plus, it makes good writing. 🙂

    1. haha “your beard”. Oh gosh girl, I hate those damn chin hairs! Trust me when I say, I do over exaggerate a bit on the midlife woes. Some women don’t have any problems at all. For sake of a dramatic blog post, I do amp it up a bit. However, some of these changes really are annoying enough that I want them gone. Best thing you could do it just skip 40-50 and jump right into 51. LOL

  5. I’m 51 and apart from the springy grey hairs (on my head) which have a completely different texture and grow in a contrary direction to the rest of my head hair, the main problem is my FILTHY TEMPER! It’s come out of nowhere and arises from nothing. I even scare myself when it makes its appearance known. Is having the sex drive of a rabbit something that’s supposed to happen in perimenopause? My libido has been dead for years and all of a sudden, it’s decided to make a reappearance and tease the bejesus out of me, being single and all……

    1. Oh my gosh! I can totally relate to the temper! Do you find that happens with other emotions as well? Speaking of sex, I know many that have no desire (around our age), but like you, mine has escalated. When the hell did that happen? Are we two peas in a pod? But since you’re single, why not act on that libido? Get out there and make it happen, girl!

      1. Whereas my libido is through the roof, my confidence is rock bottom. Typical, eh! Nevermind – I fully intend to work on that, so watch out World…I’m coming 😉

  6. Hey Bren,

    At 51, it’s been a few years since I started menopause and my symptoms are not so bad. Hot flashes, memory loss, and mood swings are my main ones.

    But the one that bothers me the most is my inability to remember what I did a few minutes before. It drives me insane, especially when I’m at work. Sometimes, when I lock up at work, I have to turn around and make sure I really locked the door or shut all the lights. That’s terrible!

    So don’t worry, you’re not crazy! We all experience middle-aged weirdness at different levels. I just hope your symptoms will get less intense than they are now!

    Thanks for sharing this with us, gf! 😊

    ~Nataly

    1. Oh girl! That memory thing is a real kick in the pants! I can’t tell you how many times I get to the end of my neighborhood and start going through the checklist of separating the dogs, locking the doors, turning off the lights, putting on panties. LOL It’s nuts!

      But, at least we’re all going nuts together or have experienced the cray in some shape or form.

      Sorry took me so long to reply girl. You know about that “life” thang! 😉

    1. Oh yes, gf! The FREEDOM is definitely worth the wait and all the cray! Those little side effects of it are really no big deal. I love to exaggerate them. However, the laughing, sneezing, coughing peeing things is getting a bit old! 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

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