The next time I hear someone say “ohhh, you’re just hormonal”... I’m going to crack an egg over their head. Actually not kidding.
I’ve heard this pathetic line when I have shared my opinion on a topic, when I have tried to communicate my feelings, when I have had a different perspective to someone, when I have had a valid concern, when I have been genuinely unwell AND even in the middle of a bloody panic attack.
While yes, hormonal and physiological changes that come with pregnancy are unique, there are a number of OTHER important factors that I would just like to highlight here, that could also be cause to blame. I’m not sure if it will make any difference, but it will make me feel better so here it goes;
I’m a human being trying to survive in this crazy ass world right now, just like every body else.
I’m a bereaved Mum, grieving the loss of my son.
I’m an expectant Mother, eagerly awaiting the safe arrival of my daughter.
I’m a Mum to two beautiful fur babies, who always keep me on my toes.
I’m a wife, continuously working on my marriage.
I run a household. The responsibilities that come with that are endless.
I’m a colleague, who is relied upon to actively contribute to a team.
I’m a business owner, trying to create a better life me for my family.
I’m a friend, who tries my best to put in the effort to continue maintaining friendships I hold close to my heart.
I’m a daughter, constantly concerned for my parents well-being.
I’m a sister, and even though my siblings are adults, I still feel responsible for having their back.
This all equals overwhelm & exhaustion.
And these are just SOME other important factors that contribute to my daily life as a woman who is just trying to get through pregnancy after loss, as I'm sure plenty of other woman can relate.
So no... I am not 'just hormonal'.. there is plenty of other shit going on.
I am in fact all of the above, 100% of the time, PLUS on top of that, I also happen to be experiencing critical hormone changes in order to successfully continue to grow this beautiful blessing inside of me right now.
But I am not simply 'just hormonal'. Please don't downplay whatever is going on.
I will continue to try my hardest not to get offended the next time anyone (i.e. mainly men) in my life who's brain automatically goes to the 'let's blame the hormones' conclusion, by reminding myself that sometimes people are just not willing and/or able to comprehend some things that are beyond their capabilities and/or experiences.
But gee, wouldn’t it be nice to get just a LITTLE more credit? Just saying ..
Anyone else sick of hormones being blamed, when in actual fact whatever is going on, has absolutely nothing to do with your hormones (or at least it doesn't feel like it)?
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