Note: If there are any guys reading this, I want to apologize ahead of time. Although this blog is not graphic, it contains mostly girly things. So just be prepared.
OK, where do I start? For you women, I know that to some extent you will understand what I am writing about today. I know that we all deal with hormones and emotional breakdowns, which can be quite embarrassing some times.
Today was one of those times. I was doing pretty well this morning. We were allowed to go into work an hour late because we are having a department fun day. So, I got a Starbucks and walked into work in a pretty good mood. This week is spirit week for Young Life and everyone who can are to dress up with a different theme each day. Today was "what you wore in high school day". (It’s been 13 years since I graduated HS so no way do I have any of my clothes from back then) Of course, what must come with that is "how did you act in school day and prank day and a prank was pulled on me and another co-worker. It involved some of my personal items that had to be replaced, but all in all, no big deal--right?
Wrong--apparently, the prank set me off on a spin that I was so unprepared for. I couldn't believe how I reacted. I was completely emotional, upset and just wanted to cry. WHAT THE HECK!!!! This is not me. Yes, I would have normally been irritated, but then I would have moved on and just laughed about it later. But no, Annjeri did not take it well. Sheesh! What is wrong with me? As I was trying to work I thought "OH, it's that time of the month!". My hormones are so wacky right now (which I think I need to consult my OB soon) and I need to figure out what to do about it.
Anyway, I am embarrassed to say that my emotions took over me and therefore I couldn't see beyond that at the time. So, this is what I found out online for an article talking about the weeks of the month before the period. This is an excerpt about week #4 which explains ALOT!
WHAT'S HAPPENING: During this premenstrual week, estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone levels plunge.
MOOD: You may find that your mood vacillates from mellow to irritable in a heartbeat. That's falling estrogen's fault. As it plunges, it decreases the brain's level of serotonin and increases chemicals that govern your body's stress response.
So, needless to say, I was stressed. But here is to a better day. We just got a 15 minute chair message, and will only have to work a half day and then off to fun.