This past Saturday was my 10 year high school reunion. For me, this is crazy to think about. It was also something I was hesitant to go to. I did go, but part of me still was like ‘why am I going?’ I went with a friend and so it wasn’t that bad. I also got to talk and see others I don’t get to see, or hadn’t seen in a very long time. So, that was nice. I also talked to people and met people I never new or talked to in high school. See, I graduated with a class of over 700 people so this wasn’t weird or odd to me. The people in this category I talked to turned out to be some really cool and nice people.
I had this aura, is that the right word I don’t know but I’m going with it. Anywhosen, I had this aura of awkwardness and weirdness the whole time I was there. Looking around at the room and seeing all these people I used to go to school with was just plain interesting and weird. I just couldn’t shake that feeling, even having people I hang out with on a regular basis or people I knew at one point around me.
Watching these people dance, mingle, drink, etc. it had me thinking that we are all still just figuring out how to navigate life. Yes, at 28 & 29 some of us are still figuring out our lives. And it’s okay to still be doing this because let me tell you a little secret, adults still don’t know how life works. We are constantly making mistakes which we are learning from.
When I first heard of this reunion, I thought ‘Crap! My life is so boring and I know for a fact people are going to ask me what I’m doing with my life.’ That was the case, but it was okay that I told everyone I was blogging and working for my dad. Most thought what I do is pretty cool. I also thought the same of them. So all in all it was okay in the end.
I did my time, so to speak, at the reunion and ended up spending time and eating and drinking with people I truly wanted to spend my time with. Catching up with them was the best part of the night.
What did I learn from this little experience? I learned that you don’t need to try to impress people, essentially strangers, with your life. I also learned that I just don’t really care what these people thought. I probably will never talk or see them again. Unless I decide that I want to go to another reunion down the line. The verdict is still out on that one though.
Okay, I know this post was a lot of just me word vomiting but I hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts on this subject. Let me know what you think in the comments below. I love hearing from you guys.
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