What's on your mind, TueNighters?
I got a chance to chat and mingle with three retired male astronauts last week. In my head, astronauts are larger than life. In reality? They were wee! I’m 5’7” and I was as tall or taller than they were. I guess they have to be compact to fit into tight spaces but I just didn’t think about that. So funny!
I only learned of my high school senior’s college commitment and intended major when she posted it on Instagram last week.
This feels like a very specific GenX parent/ GenZ child challenge.
Has Gen-X now supplanted Baby Boomers in the midlife / menopause conversation? I mean, I'm technically a Boomer, but I still consider myself midlife. Yah, I know, I probably won't live to 120 but if I'm not midlife, and I don't qualify for social security, what am I?
Anyone ever had hyperparathyroid surgery? I gotta do that in a week and a half and am starting to become anxious.
So here's an article that I think nails those of us who like me were born at the tail end of the Boomer generation and just before Gen X folk. For me and many of my peers "Boomer" just didn't sit right, not because of the implied insult but because we just couldn't relate to much of what is supposed to define Boomers. Check it out, quite possibly some of you early Gen Xers might feel the same way.
Why People Born 1955–1964 Aren’t Baby Boomers
What do you all wish you knew about perimenopause or menopause when it started for you?
Indeed, Liz! I was just saying to a client yesterday that I am so grateful to be part of the first generation in to be talking openly about menopause. Our mothers were denied any form of relief through community/conversation and hormone replace therapy. It makes me so angry.
I can’t sleep at night anymore.