So here’s something I never thought I would announce on a national news website: I’m off the pill.
(Relax, Mum – there’s not a grandchild on the way.)
A few months back – six, actually – I decided to step off the pill train. It was a quiet dismount, no song and dance, no impassioned speeches about how or why.
I just felt that after close to a decade of being completely and utterly shocked every month when my period arrived – What? This, again?!– it would be kinda nice to know it was coming. Get back to basics.
So, I decided to ditch the one thing that was turning me into a lazy menstruator, and take myself off the contraceptive pill. I would reconnect with my body. I would cut the cord to those bitter little pills. I would return to nature. I would be earth woman extraordinaire.
So, I did what any iPhone-dependent millennial would do, and downloaded an app.