Gen X PT1

Were you born between 1961 and 1981? Congratulations we are in the same club we are generation X. I found a national geographic series on Disney+ called Generation X and it was like it was speaking directly to me. I want to take examples from it and tell you how it affected me.

Let me start where I did 1972. The divorce rates shot up in the 70’s and I was one of those latch key kids. I might have been one of the lucky ones I don’t remember the time when my parents were together, so I didn’t know what a family was supposed to look like. I spent time with both my mother and my father. I spent weekends and summers with my dad. That sounds pretty good right they were both in my life. That didn’t leave any time for friends, so I became self-reliant a loner. There is one of them words that people use to describe generation X loner. I don’t know if I was born shy or the lack of social interaction made me that way. I know I grew out of it. I’m still an introvert, but I’m not as shy as I was when I was a kid.

I’m going to wrap this up here. Feedback is welcome especially that second paragraph where I feel I simply made a list. I need to learn to paint the picture with my words and not just list.

3 responses to “Gen X PT1”

  1. I’m an older Gen Z or Zillennial as we’re sometimes called. I enjoyed your post and didn’t think the second paragraph was reading like a list. It was more like a description of yourself. I was and I think will always be an introvert too although I have also become less shy over the last few years.

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    1. Thank you for the feedback. I am my own worst critic sometimes that’s one of my problems. Okay most of the time.

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      1. Yeah, a lot of writers/content creators are like that. That’s why we need to keep encouraging each other. Usually our writing is never as bad as we think it is.

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