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It’s THAT Time Jul 06

It’s official, I’m getting old. Plans are finally underway for my 10 year high school reunion. Where has the time gone? It really doesn’t seem like it’s been 10 years. I’ve changed a lot in that time frame, but I’m still pretty socially inept and still don’t think I’d be truly accepted by half the people in my graduating class. I’m also not sure I even want to see half the people in my class.

I’m not trying to be mean. I just remember that I had a group of friends that I cared about and still do care about. I’ve kept in touch with most of them and gotten back in contact with a couple of them. But what about the others? I was friendly with a lot of people because I had varied interests and could keep my mouth shut. Looking back on some of these acquaintances, do I WANT these people back in my life? Do I even share any interests with them now, as opposed to sitting around reminiscing on the rare occasion we get together?

I’m curious enough to at least consider going to the reunion, unlike my husband who says he keeps in touch with all the high school people that he wants to, thankyouverymuch. But it’s awkward for me, and I really think it will be like the school functions from 10+ years ago. In this stage of my life, that means it would be a waste of my time.

But what if it’s not? What if I miss out on something fun and important? My mom also has a high school reunion this year, and she’s always excited for them. It helps that she was more popular in school, and that her class was half the size of mine. Her reunions always seem like a lot of fun too, and so far the only plan that’s been finalized for mine is a night at a bar in downtown. I’ve never been a bar or club goer, I’m far too introverted to enjoy myself. (Although there was that weekend in South Beach…)

How do you feel about high school reunions?

Category: 5QF, Getting to know me
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