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That didn’t hurt

On October 11, 2009, in It's a All About me, by elisabet

My twenty year reunion wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I’m glad that I went. The game Friday night…well they lost. And since when does the homecoming court not dress up?? I went back through my senior yearbook and we had floats, the court dressed in the latest 80’s fashions and we won the freaking game! Maybe it’s the high school I went to but they don’t seem to be ones to carry on traditions year after year. The high school I attended in NC is all about keeping the traditions alive. To me that’s what makes for a great high school experience, even if you’re not in the ‘in-crowd’. Its a sense of pride that gets carried on through the years.

I’m surprised at how many people I do remember. The turnout was huge! I really didn’t expect to see so many people. Not too many people remembered me outside of the Facebook crowd but that’s fine with me. Some things don’t seem to change over the years, a boob job here, a lift there, and some swelling but the personalities have not changed. It was a good experience and I hope that I can keep in touch with my group of friends going forward. I’m still looking forward to the class of ’91 reunion.

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Here’s the thing

On October 3, 2009, in It's a All About me, by elisabet

Next weekend is my twentieth high school reunion and that freaks me out. Seriously has it really been that long? I’m going to go because it’s one of those rights of passage that you just need to experience and I don’t want to regret not going. Here’s the thing though, I barely know anyone that graduated from my class. I don’t really talk to anyone from my class, just the occasional ‘Hi!’ on Facebook but that’s about it. I probably remember more people than they would remember me. I wasn’t popular, but I wasn’t a total outcast, I was invisible. I tried to fit in with the crowd, I went to football games, dances and such but I was still hanging out in the shadows. So being that I wasn’t memorable will I get much out of going to the reunion?

Don’t get me wrong, I did have a decent high school experience, and my closest, most treasured friends were my high school friends, but they graduated in ’91. I went to my ten year and I also went to the ten year reunion for the class of ’91. It was the second reunion that I connected the most with. It felt like home to me, comfortable.

I’m going to go to homecoming and I’m going to try to remain open about the whole experience. People change right? Maybe someone who never would have said ‘Hi’ to me in the hallway will find that they really have a lot more in common with me twenty years later.

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