How to Explain Period Hormones with .GIFs

I like to consider myself as a pretty positive person. Someone who tries to see the bright side of things, someone who reserves hysterical weeping for scenes in films where cute animals die, someone who, when the chips are down, can pick herself up and say:  “well, it could be worse”.

This is how I think of myself, except when that one week of the month rolls around… you know which one.

Yes a woman’s period has the ability to turn her from a normal human being to the wicked witch of the west. It can make her cry – literally – over split milk. In times such as these (and for me, I mean TODAY) you want a way of explaining your inexplicable misery through something other than tear chocked words and the throwing of heavy objects.

Luckily, tumblr has been dealing with ‘feelz’ for a long time, ever since their first OPT (that’s ‘one true pairing’ for those of you not in the know) didn’t work out or died. If tumblr has taught my nothing else, it’s that there is a .gif for everything, including hormonal misery.

As an example, here is how my day can be summed up so far:

You wake up and OH LOOK! It's that time of the month.

You wake up and OH LOOK! It’s that time of the month.

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You start walking to the library and it’s starts to rain…

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You collect an essay and you’re tutor says he’s ‘taken aback’ by how shit it is.

You try to lock onto the internet but the WIFI is down.

You try to log onto the internet but the WIFI is down.

Someone in the library tries to sit down next to you and your misery

Someone in the library tries to sit down next to you and your misery

You find some chocolate you that forgot about in your bag

You find some chocolate that you forgot about in your bag

Suddenly, with chocolate in your life, things look a little better

Suddenly, with chocolate in your life, things look a little better

You revisit your essay and try and see if the comments show were it all went wrong

You revisit your essay and try and see if the comments show where it all went wrong

Finally you come to terms with it

Finally you come to terms with it

You eat more chocolate

You eat more chocolate

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You start thinking about your plans for the rest of the day

You start thinking about your plans for the rest of the day

Attitudes towards life are cemented

Attitudes towards life and university are cemented

Finally, you and your hormones/womb reach an understanding

Finally, you and your hormones/womb reach an understanding

You then take all these feelings and make a blog post all about them, rather than actually doing something productive  like try and salvage your degree. I couldn’t find a .gif for that part of the day.

All images come from various bits of tumblr

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