I was warned, high school reunions can be weird! But I hadn’t been to a high school reunion in 30 years. I felt it was about time before I couldn’t recognize anyone anymore.
The first thing I did was look around and look for any old friends, or just anyone I might want to share a meal and a conversation with. Then, I couldn’t help but notice who had aged well and who hadn’t and, of course, figure out where I stood in that department. (I know, I’m the only one who does this. Sure, right.)
I had only a few close friends in high school, and we had all gone our separate ways. One of my best friends had already died—way too young. (Note to readers, if you plan to go, don’t wait around too long.)
But be prepared, it’s a strange feeling of being transported back in time. No matter how much you’ve accomplished in your life, if you were not the football star or the oh-so-popular cheerleader, old feelings of teenage angst can come flooding back. Yikes!
And, when guys who wouldn’t give me the time of day in high school came over asking me to dance, what’s that all about! No, sorry! I have my pride. I did dance once but with a fellow who said I was the only girl who would talk to him in high school. I left early, went back to my hotel, and had a glass of wine.