The life of a woman seems to be spelled out in acronyms. As we struggle with PMS (pre-menstral symdrome), we consider going AWOL (absent without leave). At the same time, our children are ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and we wonder if we might have PMDD (pre-menstral disphoric disorder). and are tempted to declare ourselves MIA (missing in action).
Just as we have come to grips with PMS, we enter the PM (perimenopause) phase of life. Perimenopause is no picnic as we have the pain and inconvenience of still having periods but are undergoing hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings as well. After that, we enter into full blown menopause. I don't know if the big M has an acronym or if the single letter must suffice.
By the time I sort through all these acronyms, I feel ready to join the military which runs on acronyms. Come to think of it, that's not a bad idea. After all, I'm ready to be all that I can be.