Sunday, August 15, 2010

The 10 Year

I didn't realize how grown up I was until Friday.  Sure there may be times when I still act immature but for the most part I am an adult. 

Seeing everyone at the high school reunion was eye-opening.  Some people changed, some people didn't.  Both with their looks and their behaviors.  I've heard that people had a blast.  I wouldn't say that at all.  I know people put a lot of work into making it happen and I very much appreciate it.  I'm not saying that it wasn't a nice spread.  I'm saying that it was weird and awkward.  People stayed within their social circles and didn't venture out.  With the exception of a few people, I would include myself in the previous statement. 

I loved high school.  The people, the extra-curricular activities, the socializing and a teensy part of the curriculum too.  I've thought up until Thursday that I wouldn't mind going back to high school.  There were some things that I had never done or didn't do enough of.  Like going to a hockey game or wrestling match.  Going to a football game that wasn't part of homecoming.  Getting into trouble...the worse that could happen was getting suspended.  Now if I do something defiant, I'd probably go to jail.

I remember a time when I had an opportunity to throw a history book outside a 3rd story window into the courtyard.  Many people did it but only one got caught ( Miss Samara!).  It would have been the perfect time to do it because there were bigger fish to fry in the senior food fight in the cafeteria.  Samara got off without a slap on the wrist.  Lucky girl!  Now all I can say is that the one time I got detention, it was because my ride to school never came making me late for school.  It was even a well earned detention. 

Now I don't think I'd survive.  Mainly because that I don't give a $h!+ about most of the people that I went to school with.  Where before I cared what everyone thought or did and I wanted to be a part of everything.  There were only a hand full of people that I really wanted to catch up with.  It'd be boring.  I much prefer where I am in life now.

I know that the friends I have from high school are keepers.  We've been through much during the past 10 years and I wouldn't trade you for anything.  You guys like me for me and I for you.  You are more dear to me than ever.  Thank you for letting me call you friends.


Beth said...

It was an interesting evening, that is for sure. We should get our smaller group of ladies together for dinner again soon and catch up that way - it's almost easier sometimes!

Gina said...

Sounds like it was an interesting evening. I agree with Beth. We should try and schedule a another dinner and sometime soon!