So, my 20th high school reunion was this past Saturday night.
I’m not afraid to say it.
I know a lot of people were weirded out by the fact that we graduated from high school 20 years ago, but I gotta tell you, the more space I can put between myself and high school, the better.
20 years, I embrace you.
I think I am a much, much stronger, wiser, smarter, better person than I was 20 years ago.
So, 20 years is no problem for me.
Also, looking around the room, I gotta say, we haven’t really aged that much.
Yes, we were all a little grayer, a little wider, a little wrinklier, a little slower, but for the most part, we all look the same.
I do wonder if that is a matter of perspective.
I wonder if everyone goes to their 20th reunion and says, “Wow…we all look awesome!” because no matter how old you get, when you look at these people, you will see them as a blend of what they were in high school and what they are today.
Behaviors hadn’t changed that much either.
As in high school, I kinda kept to myself, chatted with the people I knew, and people-watched the rest.
I’ve never been much of a social butterfly, but I love to watch others interact.
And interact they did.
High school also seems to be a pretty good predictor of the future.
Yes, some people made some drastic changes, but, for the most part, people turned out to be who I thought they’d turn out to be.
Maybe it’s just me that’s a really good predictor of the future.
I don’t know.
However, I had a fantastic time catching up with people and watching everyone.
There really is something to be said for reunions.
It made me feel good to see everyone, back together, just for awhile.
While I would never, ever in a million years want to go back and relive high school, the older, wiser me certainly did enjoy the little bit of high school that was brought back on Saturday night.