Wednesday, June 5, 2013

reunion worries

My high school senior shirt.
Suddenly ten years don’t seem quite that long. In just two days I’m attending my first class reunion. Can you believe it? The days have gone by too quickly. It feels like just yesterday I was walking the halls of high school (actually I was because my job involves working with students, but you catch my drift). 

Last year I was on the hunt for a reunion buddy. Sadly it didn’t work out after three attempts. So yours truly will be attending the three-day festivities solo. Now my stomach is starting to turn somersaults. Hopefully the cool kids will play nice and talk to me. If not, I might break down in massive sobs during the middle of the happy hour (talk about the irony).  

There is no reason I should feel nervous about attending my class reunion. Right? But what if I don’t know anyone? What if no one remembers me? How will I style my hair? Is it too late to back out? Can't I just reunite via Facebook?
Judy Blume really should have written a book about class reunions.  Imagine how helpful it would be to pick up, “The Ultimate guide to surviving your class reunion.” OK maybe the title could use some work. But does anyone really know what to expect at a class reunion (and if so can you please tell me)? 

I think the problem is I don’t know anyone else who has attended a class reunion. My parents skipped all of theirs. My close friends are all in the same boat as me – first time class reunion attendees. Actually none of them are even planning on attending their reunions (the slackers). I’ve got experience galore with family reunions, but my insight is severely lacking for high school ones.

There is only one way to deal with this – attend the reunion and expect to have a lot of fun and get to know people again (or for the first time). I think that’s the best way to be. Once the reunion is over I will have knowledge to share with others. Soon I’ll become the go-to guru of class reunions, and maybe I’ll write a book. Or at the very least I can attend my next class reunion with no worries.

How was your class reunion? Or are you still waiting to attend one?


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