I love the intro music for Thirtysomething including the famous acoustic guitar -mandolin -coke bottle melody.
I’ve ordered a few seasons of the 80’s drama series Thirtysomething that I loved watching when I was younger. I haven’t seen it in at least 25 years – and it’s weird watching it again when I am now thirtysomething myself.
Some themes in the show feel really dated, while others are still relevant and real.
My twentysomething years were horrible, the worst years of my life. I only have a handful of good memories from those years. Being thirtysomething have been about rebuilding myself and my life and creating a career as an artist.
I still have two more years left in my thirties, then I’ll be fourtysomething. I am really looking forward to it. Like a fresh start. A new era.
I know that I’ve come so far, I’ve reached places I never thought were possible to reach. I am the best version of me that I’ve ever been. But I feel like there still are some missing pieces. I will look for them in my years of being fourtysomething. It will be the decade of exploration and conquests. I guess it is the nature of a person being twentysomething, but since I lost those years to trauma and PTSD, I have to reclaim them.
Me, at the age of 27 (when I rediscovered my sexuality that had been ‘killed’ by my abuser and me at the age of 34 when I was having a life crisis and knew I had to lose everything in order to start over – leaving everything behind.)
Being thirtysomething is like building a bridge between the dreams you had when you were young and the reality of life as it really turned out while most of your dreams were crushed but also reinvented.