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Dear ladies, perimenopause is a difficult time for the body and mind, as well as socially. I struggle with various symptoms that we all know really well, and to add to the turmoil, I strongly do not feel well around friends and in the workplace. Now I am the oldest (55) in the team where my co-workers are between 25 to 35. There are some colleagues of the same age as me in other teams. With some "young" I work for several years, and I have never felt to be old, weird, etc. Nothing serious happened, and I think it is only my attitude, but I feel that I no longer fit in. Of course, I am older but I am open-minded, quick learner, like new technology etc., but that feeling... like in kind of social limbo, not young not old, with a lot of experience that is more of a burden and not a help...
I love my job and do not want to quit (and I think it is mistake that some ladies I know did), but everyday seems to be a mental/social struggle for me. I always ask who I am, what is my role in this team, how I should cope with people around me, especially when I am no longer a naive girl and I have dealt also with unpleasant experiences. Sorry for ramblings, today is not a good day.
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