Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for Unusual: A to Z Blogging Challenge

The women in Going Through the Change aren't used to thinking of themselves as unusual. In their own circles, each of them is pretty normal.

Patricia fits in well with the suits she spends her day with in the corporate world. Linda is happy among her family and neighborhood friends in her role as mother and grandmother. Jessica enjoyed her role as half of a power couple, at least until she was slowed down by cancer. Even Helen, who isn't exactly happy, doesn't stand out too much from other real estate agents and midlife divorcees.

Menopause can make any woman feel alienated from her own body. One of the major emotions of this time of life seems to be WTF!
If you've been reading along so far, you already know that the changes that these women went through were more extreme. The emotions though are more universal--we've all made this face at one time or another when we looked in a mirror.
This posting is part of the A to Z blogging challenge, in which bloggers undertake to post every day in April, excepting Sundays, which amounts to 26 postings, one for each letter of the alphabet--preferably along a theme. My postings will all be about my debut novel and my experiences writing it and seeing it published.

Blogging A to Z is a great opportunity to connect with some excellent bloggers and interesting people. I encourage you to check out other participating blogs, too!

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  1. Actually I'm glad for the change. It's very liberating to say WTF without shame.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

    1. A lot of women use that word when they tell me about their experience: liberation. I wonder if it's the Change or just the experience of years?

  2. My family has a history of osteoporosis, so I'm just hoping that when I get to the change it will not come with such problems.
    Hope the book is selling well :)
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

    1. Mine too--my grandmother lost 5 inches of height! Of course she was not following medical advice.