I moved away from my hometown the day after I graduated from high school. High school wasn’t my most favorite time in life. Being me was hard during the school years … looking back now, I understand that being “anyone” is hard! With that said, I have plenty of good memories and a lot of my experiences strongly influence how I treat people today.
Class reunions during the Facebook revolution are different – you get to see the daily life of the people you grew up with: the shy kids who have blossomed into awesome public speakers, jocks who now cheer on their daughters as ballerinas, popular kids who are now just like everyone else, and ugly ducklings that are gorgeous! What I’ve found most of all, 20 years later, is that people are a lot more accepting of one another. Because of this … I was excited to go home. I couldn’t wait to see faces that I haven’t laid eyes on since we walked the stage at graduation.
Sparing you the details, I’ll just say that our reunion didn’t exactly pan out the way it was expected. Attendance is going to be really low and until about 5 days ago – it looked as if it was going bust. A trip “home” for me (sans husband & kids) costs around $600. As much as I’d love to see everyone – with such a low turnout, it just doesn’t make sense to spend that amount.
At any rate, I thought I’d put together a little video so I can catch up virtually which is my strong point anyway 🙂
For those of you that attend this weekend, I hope you have a great time. Please post your pictures online, I can’t wait to see them. If you gather email addresses, please pass them along.
See you in 10 years!