So this is me in 10th grade, and I remember thinking I could pass as an 18 year old. To be young and in high school…we don’t have many worries or responsibilities beyond: how we look, act, whom we hang out with, peer acceptance, plans for the upcoming weekend,etc. We aren’t concerned with sickness or death…because it isn’t happening (so we “feel”) in our near future, and the present is- here and now. The boy/or girl, that we are dating…we think they are “the one”, until, they aren’t. Money? We don’t have any, but it doesn’t matter since our parents pay for most of our expenses, and we don’t realize yet, how everything cost something. HIGH SCHOOL. Looking back, I think of all the ridiculous things that were worried or cared about, but they were “life changing” back then!
Anyways, its THAT time.
10 years since high school graduation which means….10 year high school reunion. Mrs. Fincher, Mrs. Irvin and I attended and graduated from a small h.s (about 40-ish in graduating class) and against most odds (being that most high school friends don’t) are still the best of friends.
Two weeks ago, I received an invitation to our high school reunion: to visit and view all changes that have taken place at the school- since walking out of those academic doors, diploma in hand, and future dreams in the other. When you are parting ways with your comrades, it is hard to believe that you will never see these friends who walked beside you for four years, and yet, with the exception of Facebook, I have not seen most of those fond faces in person, since graduation.
A lot happens in ten years: college, new job, babies, new career, expecting children, realizing college isn’t right for you, marriage, loss of a friend, loss of a parent, finding oneself, divorce, still looking for oneself, moving across country, first home, first love, freedom, life altering decisions. Our graduating class was known as the “rebel” class- to put it nicely, and probably half live out of town or state… I look forward to seeing who will show, & I’ll let you know reader, if it was a good turnout! How was your h.s reunion? Did you go? I’d love to hear…