1. When you can’t hang with friends because you’re cramping in bed.
2. When your breasts feel extra tender.
3. When you see something deep fried or covered in chocolate.
4. When the drug store runs out of super maxi pads.
5. When your face breaks out uncontrollably
6. When you miss your white pants.
7. When you switch to an elastic waistband and it’s heavenly.
8. When your booty call doesn’t understand why you can’t hang this weekend.
9. When you realize sleeping comfortably just isn’t an option.
10. When you’re overwhelmed by unexplainable melancholy.
11. When you run out of tampons and NO ONE has an extra.
12. When people don’t take your feelings seriously because “it’s that time of the month.”
13. When you take 30 seconds to acknowledge you’re not pregnant.
14. When you take extra Advil but ITS NOT KICKING IN.
15. When you’re heavily bloated and feel twice your size.
16. When you stand up and feel the waterfall.
17. WHEN YOUR OVARIES ARE EXPLODING AND YOU JUST CAN’T TAKE IT.
18. When the bathroom doesn’t have a trashcan for your sanitary needs.
19. When you can’t get to a heating pad but you need one immediately.
20. When it suddenly stops mid-week and you think it may be over.
21. When it’s definitely not over.
22. When your entire body is aching and you just want a massage.
23. When you know it’s the last day.
24. When you remember it’ll all be back in a month.