Why I Miss the 1980s

Susan Poole
7 min readApr 9, 2024

With some exceptions for sure.

Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash

I’m driving down the road when Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf comes on the radio. I turn the volume up full blast and suddenly feel like a much younger version of myself.

My ponytail morphs into a tangled mess of teased curls and reach-for-the-sky bangs as the smell of Aqua Net nearly chokes me to death. The wrinkles around my eyes disappear under layers of bright…

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Susan Poole

Mother, lawyer, nonprofit executive, breast cancer survivor, and aspiring author. Recently left her day-job to write about topics that she’s passionate about.