Friday, April 30, 2010
When everyone started having their menstruation, I sat quietly,eagerly waiting for the day when I will see my first drop. I was already in my tenth standard and every of my friends busied themselves talking about the symptoms of monthly periods which consists of cramps and mood swings. My mom would push in a packet of sanitary pads silently into my tight luggage before I get back to the hostel. And whenever friends sees it, they would make fun of me. Yes, it was embarrassing at times because I already had some hair on my armpits and in the pubic region which was a rare case at that time. Doubts and questions occurred to my mind whenever I hear the hushed down voices of my families with worries in the tone on why I still haven't had my period yet. Some thought I need a boyfriend, some thought it was just fine and some thought I was a bit less than OK which made me feel so insecure.
Once, I had a summer vacation and went back home from hostel. Throughout the day, friends came visiting me and we had good time and finally it was evening. It was a hot day and I sweated a lot. Suddenly, I felt something sweaty down there and it took me less time to get inside the bathroom. I took down my pants and I saw a red color and started yelling, calling out my sister's name. She came rushing and after she was informed on what has happened, we jumped and laughed with joy over my first menstruation. Now I don't have to feel I'm abnormal anymore. :)