A Case of the “If Only’s…”

Friday, September, 30, 2016 < Back to Blog Posts

If you went to school around the time I did, you might have had a similar experience when you made that first trip to the guidance counselor. Right around your junior year, the question arose: what would you like to be when you graduate? Not everyone was college bound, or even if they were – you had to have some direction and it was the guidance counselor’s job to steer you on the path you thought you wanted to travel.
Mostly, no junior in high school had a clue about what they wanted to do, in fact they were so naïve, they thought they could do anything in those days. This was pre-internet, pre-smart phone, and pre-computer …remember? I don’t even think they had a test of any kind to help access what you were good at. It was mostly just a chat with a guidance counselor to let you know some options. Here’s where an “If Only” can pop up in my memory. It felt like my guidance counselor was about 100 years old with an antiquated attitude to anything a woman could do.
The ideas?  Teacher. Stewardess. Secretary. These are all noble professions, and I’m not trying to demean them, however, there are many opportunities that existed that were never presented to me as possibilities. None of these really match up to my personality and none of them is where I ended up.
At the time, I didn’t question it, because that’s how it was in those days. In that crucial time in my career path the possibility of anything was there, but I didn’t know it. The fact that I was in a small town in a small high school also didn’t help.
Can you relate? Because of that “guidance” it took me years of working my way through many jobs to get to a place where I was actually using my talents to make a living.
If only…
Today’s generation doesn’t have to deal with the “If Only’s” as much as we did. The world has opened up a great deal to anyone since the internet, computers and cable TV came on the scene. Even parenting has changed to a style that empowers kids to reach for the stars.
It’s true that we can also learn a lot from the “If Only’s” in our lives…especially when it comes to helping someone else. That’s why it’s so important when it comes time for you to decide what you will do about hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and occasional sleeplessness in your menopausal journey that you don’t end up in an “If Only” situation.
Don’t get caught thinking this is the years ahead.
If Only…
·       I had known there was a way to get significant symptom relief from hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and irritability with a clinically tested brand –that was an effective alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy. (HRT)
·       I had known there was a hormone-free product that works with my body to promote physical and emotional balance during menopause.
·       I had known there was a Facebook community and website dedicated to that product and to the encouragement of ladies in perimenopause and menopause.
·       I had found out that I could get help with occasional sleeplessness which often comes with menopause and instead have an improved night-time sleep.
You have the answer right now! I’m talking about Remifemin® menopause relief* and Remifemin.com of course! Only Remifemin has RemiSure® Black Cohosh that works with your body to promote physical and emotional balance during menopause.* Tackle the “If Only’s” head on and take Remifemin as directed for at least 12 weeks to know how it will work for you. There will always be “If Only’s” in life, but how you approach menopause does not have to be one of them. Get weekly encouragement at our Facebook page, too. We are here for you – you never have to walk through menopause alone. 
Michele is a real person who is experiencing menopause just like you. If you have a menopause-related question, a story to share, or you just need to vent, go to our Remifemin Facebook page.