This Is Us

On the Other Side of Menopause

Aging is more joyful than we think

Photo: katrien berckmoes/Flickr

When I think about the way perimenopause shook me, broke me, and made me new, it seems unreal. Like a dream, or a nightmare, it crept up and consumed me. Now, here I stand on the other side, awake and wondering what the hell happened.