Adulting: What They Never Tell You About Periods

Urban Dictionary defines “adulting” as “to carry out one or more of the duties and responsibilities expected of fully developed individuals (paying off that credit card debt, settling beef without blasting social media, etc). Exclusively used by those who adult less than 50% of the time.” While it is not a word you’d find in the English dictionary, adulting has become a word every one in the midlife age can identify with.…

I remember one time when I wore my mother’s bra and I stuffed pieces of clothing in it, I could still remember the look on my mom’s face that day, priceless. I was so ridiculous as a child that I once taped something I can’t remember on my chest to make people think I had started developing breast. Before you start judging me, I was really small for my age. All my friends were taller and bigger and were fully formed before the age of 10 and 11. While I was in Class 5, a friend of mine already had a heap of mountain on her chest and was already talking about periods. So imagine how I felt not even coming close to any of these. It was torment.

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