I mentioned in a post a week or so ago that this year is just flying by. In fact, the past ten years have flown by. That’s right, this is the year of my ten-year high school reunion…
High school is one of those things that most people either really enjoyed or really hated. Personally, I really enjoyed it. I had good friends, I enjoyed my classes (well most of them), I started my first job and had money, and things were just relatively easy. It was a stage in my life where I had the benefits of being semi-independent, but didn’t have the downside of worrying about all the “grown up” things.
Well, late last year I received notification on Facebook from the people planning our class reunion (the class officer from back in high school) creating a group page to get all of our classmates together. They had a poll about how much money people would be willing to spend per person on the reunion. Then for the longest time there was nothing posted, and people started to get pretty antsy. It makes sense, since good number of people now live outside of the area and have to purchase plane tickets, book a hotel room, etc. So finally last month (June), the class officers posted details about what they came up with for our class reunion in August. It’s going to be at a fairly upscale restaurant in our hometown and costs $15 a ticket, which covers the room. Drinks and food are at your own expense. Basically, it’ll cost around $100 for my wife and I to go and have dinner and one drink each. I know this isn’t terribly expensive, but it’s a decent amount.
To Go or Not To Go…
Now, in the years leading up to this year, I always looked forward to the time when my ten-year reunion rolled around. I always thought that it would be really neat to re-connect with some of my old high school friends and classmates and see how everyone is doing and how they’ve changed since high school. I’ve mentioned the idea of going to my ten-year reunion to my wife multiple times over the years (so that I can show her off to everyone).
But a funny thing happened. Once the Facebook group was created for the reunion and people started commenting, the idea of the class reunion sort of lost its luster. I realized that a lot of the people from high school (at least the ones doing the commenting on Facebook) don’t seem to have grown up at all over the past ten years. The same people who were into partying back in high school are still into partying now. And the group of people who I hung out with in high school haven’t really done much commenting (though I haven’t either).
So, now I’m at a decision point. Should I go to my ten-year reunion or not? On the one hand, I always talked about going and thought it would be really neat to see everyone. On the other hand, it doesn’t sound like people have really changed since high school, and it could end up being a big letdown. I need to RSVP by this Friday, so I’ll have to make a decision pretty soon.
Have any of you come up on your ten-year reunion? Did you go? What was it like?