Last night my son Bear, who has always been very scientific, and who now has this wild hair idea that he wants to learn to fly a plane… at 13… finally plumbed the depths of Downtown Dad’s knowledge with his questions, and had to go online to find his answers. He went directly to a site called www.soyouwanna.com, and printed out an 8 page narrative with indepth information, hot links and steps to accomplish the task. In my naieve optimistic way, I visited the site, and searched hopefully for something on menopause, hormones, bioidentical. Nothin! I felt a little like Dorothy when the wizard has finished handing out hearts and diplomas and testimonials… there was nothing in the ‘soyouwanna’ bag for me.
But this only strenthens my notion that there’s a great need for blogs like this, chronicaling women’s journeys through this crazy time of life. Truly, after reading Ageless, I realize that the feelings, symptoms or thoughts I have are little signposts along the road. They may not make sense at the time, but maybe viewed in retrospect or from a different perspective, a pattern may emerge. At least thats what I hope.