Lately I have been bombarded with news that my 10 year high school reunion is approaching. Thank you Facebook. Back in February I had the “we’ll see” mentality but thinking about it now actually makes me want to dive spoon first into dessert.
We’ll save the ~Eating Her Feelings~ post for another day. It has little to do with the fact that I can remember saying to my friends:
“I would never go to our high school reunion if I wasn’t married how embarrassing”.
Because clearly being married is all that defines you.
Not attending instead, has everything to do with the fact that I just like the person I am now more than the person I was then. And second, I have a mini reunion every time I log on to Facebook.
I can read that you are married, you dated whatshisname, you broke up with whatshisname, whatshername has 3 kids now, he’s a lawyer, oh you’re divorced now etc. The whole event feels rather gossipy and I just don’t have it in to make small talk with people who’s timelines I have been reading for years…
In the comfort of my own home.
Sometimes over a glass of wine.
Ok, going back to liking who I am today – I didn’t dislike the person I was in high school I just think after 10 years I’m different. The thought of hanging out in a room full of people who think I am “that” person doesn’t excite me. In high school terms I wouldn’t call myself unpopular but I wouldn’t say I was the apple of everyone’s eye either. I don’t feel a strong pull to re-connect with anyone that I don’t still have in my life and isn’t that the point of reunions? Two of my best girlfriends are from high school and the other is getting married to one of my high school guy friends. More importantly, if I am feeling this way about seeing other people what are they feeling about seeing me? Probably nothing. All this high school talk made me think of a few things I’d like to say to the high school me.
Dear High School A,
1. You’re actually outspoken. You will have no problem voicing your opinions later in life so why fight it? Stop going with the flow and stand up for yourself (and others) a little more.
2. Your mom is friends with everyone. If you say you’re someplace but you’re actually at another she already knows. Stay honest.
3. Don’t introduce your (then) boyfriend to your group of high school friends. When you break up he will get them. Then you will be in one of your best friend’s weddings where the entire bridal party is comprised of all your friend’s (also your) exes as well as current boyfriends.
That last one is a joke…sort-of (the wedding situation is really happening).
I’m not going.