I’m 47. That’s the age most women will experience peri menopause. You might go for a routine check with your OBGYN. I did that, 2 years too late, and my OBGYN noticed a large polyp. She was down there and said something. I was completely freaked out. Of course I was thinking, “There’s a hugeContinue reading “Things all women will go through”
I can remember a time when someone on my school bus was going off on Hispanic dads. Can’t remember the specifics, I can only remember being so shocked at this narrative. That they’re unavailable or absent all together. I told this person they were wrong, so wrong. Being a shy pre teen, I didn’t thinkContinue reading “A great dad”
I grew up in a passively sexist society. The 1980’s. This time warranted the song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper. I can relate. I washed dishes while my brother, the same age, was left to his own devices with his transformers and his castle grey skull. My She-Ra and little ponies wouldContinue reading “The progress of women in the recent past from the pov of an almost “older” woman”
Getting older is hard. Especially for a woman. Appearance wise I mean. As women,our worth is often tied to how desirable we are to men. Perky breasts, bright eyes, supple skin. All of that is maintained by hormones. Hormones that rely on you bleeding every month. Hormones that rely on you being of child bearingContinue reading “Hello menopause, we’ve been waiting for you. Here’s where my mind goes in this process.”
25 minutes later, we got in our Uber and inched downtown on 5th Avenue towards Union square. We caught every light, and almost collided with a speeding car when the driver ran a red light. It would’ve gone right through us if our driver didn’t have that automatic break feature. We cared for about twoContinue reading “NYC, Determined to make your out of borough commute a nightmare Pt. 2”
New York City has seen a few hurricanes and tropical storms. Nothing like the southern coastal states but maybe that’s the problem. We’re not always prepared. This past Saturday, we were visited by Tropical Storm Henry. That horrible bitch. It came quickly and wreaked local temporary havoc. When you happen to be on an outContinue reading “NYC, determined to make your outer borough commute home a nightmare”
Living in New York City. Is it worth it?
You never know who will change your life.
Fear is a great friend. It acts as the protagonist to your antagonist in your own personal movie giving you a reason to overcome obstacles. Is that what its meant to do? Let’s go with that for a moment. Fear tells you all kinds of things. It tells you, live in a house boat. ThereContinue reading “Fear”
I’ve had many jobs. Cashier and eventually key holder at Dunkin doughnuts, Food emporium, deli worker, telemarketer, bagel emporium worker, local library clerk. Before that, during the week, 13 to 20, I was a babysitter. At 13 I watched a couple of kids. They were great. I remember one in particular, a little girl whoContinue reading “I Was a Nanny”