December 10, 2019 2 min read 5 Comments

There are really 2 momentous birthdays in our lives. The first is when we turn 21.

When I turned 21 it was fucking EPIC! EPIC!!! All my friends got together. We got totally dressed up, rented a party bus and hit the clubs. HARD! We drank, we danced, we shook our tiny asses and didn’t need a push up bra. Life was easy, it was carefree. We just kind of rolled with anything. There were no worries.

Then there is our 40th birthday. Mine, was pretty uneventful. It was more of a slap in the face, reality check. There was no recovering from a hangover for the next week, or squeezing into skinny jeans. Instead I realized that I wasn’t in my 20’s anymore. My hips were wider, boobs droopier, I was going backwards in my career, had no savings and had a ton of worry in my life.

Welcome to my 40’s right?

Now, I don’t want to relive the 20’s – been there, done that. But the 40’s are new territory. The realization that A: I am now officially IN my 40’s (41 to be exact) is like a dose of cold water and B: the fact that I am no where near where I thought I would be career wise, C: not exactly the owner of the best financial portfolio, and D: going through what is now my understanding of peri-menopause and battling thyroid issues (meaning a whole bunch of headaches) – I am honestly left wondering where the fuck did my life go.

So – here is my new blog. Where I will share my journey of self care, battling mood swings, changing careers, going back to school and trying to figure how to navigate this new phase of life.

Just to warn you – the language might be a little rough sometimes, topics might be a little sensitive. My journey is not the same as yours, but maybe some things I am going through are similar. Maybe, just maybe by sharing what we go through, we can help one another feel braver and empowered to take our lives back.

So ladies – welcome.

-Sina


5 Responses

Cyndi Cieslak
Cyndi Cieslak

December 10, 2019

Sina, I’ve only known you for a a short time but you are amazing and inspire me with your creativity! I’m closer to 60 now than 50 and FINALLY on the other side of menopause! It will end! Looking forward to following the blog!

Laurie H
Laurie H

December 10, 2019

I feel your pain! Went through menopause at 41 and then shit went downhill. Auto immune, thyroid, blah blah blah. Look forward to your journey. Keeping it real.

Gretchen Wold
Gretchen Wold

December 10, 2019

I feel for you and understand where you are. I’m in my mid 50’s-menopausal and battling my own struggles with hypothyroidism and adrenal insufficiency. Take care of yourself and then you can care for others!!!! It took me 50 years to figure that out. Looking forwRd to following with you Sina. 😊❤️

Samantha Gleason
Samantha Gleason

December 10, 2019

You are amazing! Realizing that self care is what you need is a huge triumph. I fully support you and I can’t wait to see what amazing things the future has in store for you!

Pat Jarrett
Pat Jarrett

December 10, 2019

Hi Sina, you are a brave, talented, and awesome person. I want to remind you that you have also been raising your sons and that is nothing to dismiss.
Teaching them positive masculinity is one of the greatest gifts you can give them and the world!
Each phase of life brings new insights and challenges for growth. I applaud you were willingness to be open and honest and to keep a dialog going. We all need that!

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