|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?