Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Moody Mania

Thanks for the kind words from everyone yesterday. I am feeling a bit better today, though I'm sure the frustration will come around again soon. It always does.

About mid-day yesterday, I thought I'd become my own therapist and do a little searching online. Yep, I’m one of those self-help girls. If I have a headache, I usually know why and what I need to do to relieve myself from it. (Caffeine, water, sex, etc.) If I don’t know the answer to a problem I’m having, I research it until I do have an answer. When I’m in one of those crying moods I can usually tell why. But lately, they’ve been bad and there's no pattern. Is it because I’m getting older? Is it just situational? Am I crazy?

So, I've been digging online off and on all day. The little blurb on the Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus website caught my eye. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen this and thought it was interesting. Maybe there are fellow female bloggers out there that need to see this too.

A blurb from the article:

Feeling Moody? Who's to Blame?

She's up, she's down... she's all around. Ever wonder why it is that a woman can be laughing and happy one minute and crying and sad the next. How in the world is a guy supposed to know which way is up when it comes women's moods?

And, what is it that causes this dramatic shift in emotions? Is it his fault? Is it her fault? Did he say too much or not enough? Is she just too sensitive?

Well, here's what's up (and down). A woman is like a wave. Her self-esteem rises and falls in a wave-like motion. When she is feeling really good she will reach a peak, but then suddenly her mood may change, and her wave crashes down. This crash is temporary. After she reaches bottom suddenly her mood will shift and she will again feel good about herself. Automatically her wave begins to rise back up.

Now, I don't know about how other women feel about this, but I'm exhausted by it. I didn't have these "waves" until my mid-twenties. I think my environment and the situation I'm in (being far away from loved ones) is a huge factor. I'm just tired. Did I already say that? ;p I should be settled and content, not still soul searching and wondering what's ahead of me and where I'll end up.

Anyway, going to wrap this up because I have more uplifting posts to work on. I promise another date from hell story is in the works!


-Papa said...

Waves crash, they recede, they crash again, but even the ocean has to rest, everyone experiences "low tide" where there's no waves, and just the gentle rhythmic ebb and flow of tide.

Anonymous said...



I freaking hate those waves! I didn't use to be so freaking sensitive... I was freaking normal at one point in time... then you get the bipolar tides... and you feel insane!

random moments said...

papa - I wish there was more resting though.

kelly - I know! Sometimes I don't feel like myself and if I could shake me, I would. Its nice to hear I'm not the only one feeling like a loon. :)

Chunks said...

You are 28? Well, I don't want to freak you out but you know how moody I am? Well, I was worse when I was 28. I will tell you why. When you are 28, you are ten years out of high school. When you are still IN high school, you have an idea of what your life will be like when you are 28. When it isn't like you planned, either for better or worse or maybe it even is the same as you planned, it still makes you wistful. You are no longer that doe-eyed young girl with her life ahead of you yet you are not yet that wise older woman of 40 who has it all together yet. 28 is a magical and moody time. A time of self-evaluation for many and a time of questioning your very own life and what the meaning of it is. It gets better. It does. (I'm a researcher too, that's how I found out about the mini-mid-life crisis that women have in their late 20s! I read it in a Menopause book!)

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