Sunday, March 9, 2014
I graduated High School 10 years ago?!
That being said, I graduated with a little over 600 people, and minus the summer after my freshman year of college, I have maybe been back "home" 10 times in the last 10 years. Add to that, that my group of girlfriends (is the proper verbiage clique? I feel like that negates a negatives undertone, so maybe not) have all stayed in the area of our high school or moved back after college and have remained pretty dang close. And, well, I just kind of float in and out from time to time. I'm not sure why though, because a lot of those girls have known me for a long time, and we still love each other. I'm just, on a different path? I'm always on a different path I guess. Ha.
Anyway, seeing people would be fun and not problematic in anyway-- but I haven't seen most of these 600 people in 10 years... and being in one place for 5 hours where I may be forced into small talk sounds pretty terrible. AND I AM AWFUL WITH NAMES. How in the hell am I supposed to remember 600 peoples names? I, unfortunately, do not have my high school yearbook (another blog post for another day) so I can' really "review" my yearbook either.
Holy anxiety. (The Zoloft will be strong in this one. HAHA)
Not to mention I have a very, very shallow reason for not wanting to commit to attending to the reunion: the reunion is a month after my due date!
Unless this baby comes early, I will be 4 weeks post partum
Thinking of attending my reunion with a flabby, post partum body (and giant breast-feeding boobies - haha I said boobies) sounds terrible. I don't want to look like a hot mess. I guess, when you picture your high school reunion- you hope to put your best foot (or in my case- BOD) forward. And, that's another thing- the girls in my group of friends in high school were freaking hotties. One will be pregnant, but she'll look great because she's a petite little thing and will have that whole pregnancy glow thang going on. The rest: hot HOT bombshells.
In reality, the reunion is from like 5:30pm-9pm at a bar in Minneapolis. Realistically, I could probably dress myself for the 3.5 hours and look okay. SPANX OH YEAH. Maybe I'm making excuses? I didn't care what I looked like in high school (I rarely wore make up, came to school with wet hair, wore giant hemp necklaces and bracelets) so I don't know why I care now.
Have any of you attended your class reunions? What was it like? Is skipping it a mistake? Or is it really no big deal?