OMG - 20 years ago...

Me at my high school graduation, circa May, 1992.  I'm still not sure how
I managed to keep my head upright with all that hair weighing it down. 

So, my 20 year high school reunion is coming up soon.

It's quickly approaching the time when I'm going to have to make a decision about whether or not to attend.  And by "quickly approaching," I mean my money was due sometime last month and now I'm receiving vaguely sinister letters, email messages and Facebook messages about how I'd better pay up or somebody just might have to break somebody's kneecaps.

Here's the thing, though.

I liked high school.

I had friends, I was the yearbook and newspaper editor, I went to prom, I have absolutely no horror stories about hiding in the bathroom to avoid the mean girls or whatever, I was a good kid with good grades and had a good time and all that jazz.

High school was fun.


It was 20 years ago.

I didn't go to my 10 year reunion.  I was recently divorced then, I had a new job that was taking up my whole life, I had just moved, and I had a ton of reasons not to go.

But this time I'm kind of on the fence.

I've mostly kept up (via email and Facebook) with the people I was the closest with, and since we're pretty widespread, it would be nice to see some of them to catch up.

But mostly, it just seems like a lifetime ago.  I'm not sure I'll even have anything in common with any of these people any more, unless it's to relieve the good old days of Mrs. Powell's English class or to talk about that one time (ok, those millions of times) when we cruised up and down the streets of our hometown, turning around at the elementary school at one end and the Hardee's at the other end, just to do it over and over and over until we had waved at every car passing by so many times we finally all got bored and went home.

So yeah, this time, I'm on the fence.

In the grand scheme of my life it's one evening, which isn't really exactly a huge time commitment, but I'm still just not sure whether I want to do it or not.

Anybody out there have an opinion about this?  Have you gone to your high school reunions?  Fun?  Torture?  Fate worse than death?  Anybody?


  1. I LOVED high school. I bawled my eyes out graduation night because I just didn't want it to end. But I never went to a single reunion and never plan to. I have no unresolved issues from high school I need closure for, I've kept in contact with the people I liked, and that's really all I need. I fully intended to go to my 10-yea, had bought a cute dress and made arrangements, but at the last minute I just had this overwhelming feeling that I shouldn't go. Later I heard horror stories about people acting like idiots, and was SO glad I didn't go. Just go with your gut on this one.

    1. Yeah, you're probably right... I just don't know, though, ya know? Ugh. What to do, what to do...

  2. DON'T DO IT ....I saw some pictures from mine, last summer, and I was thrilled that I never signed up. Yuck!

    1. Well, there was talk of a field party at first, but then it changed to Rough River. You know how it is, right?

  3. It's only been 8 yrs for me (that still sounds scary) but idk that I'll go. I don't really talk to many people...plus I now live 3 states away so it would be hard but we'll see what happens in 2 years.


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