Retail Therapy

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I met my unidentified female friend at an unidentified famous department store to shop. She needed a watch and earrings for her new uniform and I needed to spend time with her. We hadn’t spent time together in a while. I suppose that’s true of most female friends after the husband and the job.

Unidentified famous department store was having an amazing sale. Selected items were fifty to seventy five percent off and I ended up buying a cute green shirt with the history of cameras on it, also a nice interview dress.

I talked with unidentified female friend about the changes we’re experiencing with Peri-menopause. I’ve noticed that I will be doing something and all of a sudden I will feel flushed. I asked her if it was a hot flash, and she said yes. But, it’s not just the physical aspect of it that is horrifying to us, it is the fact that we’re getting old. I once was talking to a massage therapist and I remember him saying to me “it’s not about age, it’s that nobody wants to be ugly” And yes, it is about age and it’s about ugliness, it’s about not being noticed anymore. As a woman, I want to matter. I want to be noticed. Let’s face it, it’s harder to get a job when you’re older–people expect you to be retired.  That’s why it’s so important that I get back in the job market right now.

I don’t have time to waste.

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