I have just read this article on BBC news about how more and more women are setting up their own businesses because they want to have more time for their kids…
There was a report was commissioned by notonthehighstreet.com, the online marketplace. Since it was founded 10 years ago, it’s seen a huge growth in partners, or creative entrepreneurs, using its services to sell their products, up from 287 in 2006 to more than 5,700 today. Over 89% of their sellers are women.
This got me to thinking….there are always articles about women trying to get back into the workforce after having children. How they struggle to juggle the demands of motherhood with their careers.
Well, I can empathise, yes, it is hard when you have small children to do the juggling act.
BUT – why are there not more articles about the demands on a menopausal woman and work? I tried a google search and there isn’t much in comparison to younger women!
After all, yes younger women have small children, and yes, that takes it out of you, but let me tell you – hot flushes, mood swings – menopause in general also takes it out of you. This morning, I woke up in a good mood. Everything was fine. Now, only a few hours later – I am feeling tired, and not really sure how I will get through today. I am feeling fed up with working so hard, and sitting here in an airconditioned room, yet, sweating like a pig (sounds lovely doesn’t it!).
I am REALLY REALLY tired. I am getting 8 hours sleep a night, and yet, this doesn’t seem to be enough today!
I am angry that I feel this way…and I am angry that younger women seem to have cornered the market on everyone worrying about them! Us MAGS also need some compassion!!
Yesterday I spoke about living life to the fullest…and yes, yet again, this is the first day of the rest of my life. I want it to be productive. I want it to be exciting. But, where am I supposed to find the energy?
Is it just me…or do others feel the same way? Well, according to the few articles I could find, yes they are!
Well, that is my rant for the day…somehow got to find the energy to have a productive day!
More coffee it is!