This writer had an unusual way of commemorating her 30th birthday.
My 20s passed away Thursday morning at their home in Brooklyn. It has been confirmed that they expired after a lengthy battle with expectations. At the time of their departure, they had just turned 10 years old.
My 20s are best known for creating, producing and distributing panic attacks. Although most episodes of my 20s’ panic attacks were centered on career issues, several of the most attention-grabbing installments were stand-alone: They include such classics as “Casual Sex,” “Could Be Doing More to Save Democracy” and, of course, the annual holiday episode, “Immediate Family.”…
The final hours of my 20s were spent in the presence of dear platonic friends. At the time of passing, there was singing. One friend described the gathering as “kind of like a celebration.”
My 20s are survived by my 30s, who ask for privacy at this time.
Here’s another article marking the end of a “period” in the author’s life.
How would you characterize your 20s or other decades you’ve lived? How do you remember the expectations, relationships, and goals of your past when compared to today? Highs and lows? Do the stages of your life have definitive themes or do they all meld together? Do you miss aspects of some decades, or do you wish them “good riddance!” Would you like a redo for some years? No need to try to be clever like the linked essays, but you can write obituaries if you’d like or just simply reflect on olden days.