Monday, November 19, 2007

10 Year High School Reunion

So ... Saturday night was my 10 year high school reunion. It was VERY weird, especially pre-beers. Kinda felt time-warped, being back in that cafeteria as a completely different person, all these years later. Hearing all that music from 1997 was a great touch. And it was funny being a bit tispy there, too. I have to say, I had such a great time!

It was really great hanging with the people I've been in touch with but don't get to chill with very much. Hanging out with my girls totally took me back 10 years, and it was a great feeling. Made me miss these girls even more than I already did. Reminiscing about "the old days" and Characters was a blast. And Emmaus XI, still, after all this time, remains dear to my heart.

It was also really nice seeing people I haven't seen or spoken to in the whole 10 years. Everybody looked great and seemed to be doing wonderfully, which made me happy. (Though I lost track of how many, many people came up to me and asked, "Is it weird seeing (insert x-boyfriends name here)?" or "Did you talk to (...and here)?" ... )

The many drunken bathroom conversations I had were ... interesting, to say the least. I learned some things that I needed to hear from people I never thought I needed to hear them from, even after all this time. Closure is a beautiful thing no matter when or how it comes, as long as it does indeed come. And I'll leave it at that.

And ... being there with my husband ... was amazing. We had the conversation prior to going about how we never, ever would have thought that at this point WE'D be happily married with kids. It's weird to think that 10 years ago, graduating high school, that there was nothing, not even a friendship between him and I ... and here we are, 10 years later, with the amazing thing that we have. Mind blowing. I love him, and I couldn't be happier.

Relationships change, and sometimes you have ones you never saw coming. I'm happy to still call my old friends my friends, and I'm so glad that I saw everyone I did. I wish them all the best, and I look forward to seeing everyone again in 5 years.

*Since this is public info once posted, I needn't name names. Under the "drunken bathroom conversations" topic ... there was one story regarding a certain Sweet 16 that I could've gone without hearing ... that story really didn't need to be told, especially in front of so many other girls in the bathroom. It was a shot below the belt as far as I'm concerned, but whatever. I guess there's always one prick in the bunch.