Sunday, August 22, 2010
Skipping High School Reunion
So, my 20 year high school reunion is coming up in about a week. And, I have been going back and forth about whether I'm going to attend this event. I really have no excuses. I was born, grew up, went to college, and ultimately work in the same city (that's depressing to talk about, but that's for another post). So, it's not like I have to get on a plane or make any kind of lavish travel plans to get to the reunion.
Ten years ago, I went to the reunion. And, I admit that I really did not have a good time. It was kind of like stepping into a time machine and having all those insecurities come back on me. In fact, I think the 10 year reunion was actually at the school. How weird was that? (although it's probably pretty common)
Anyway, this is probably pretty "snob-ish" for me to say, but I've decided that I'm not going to my reunion next weekend. Facebook, despite all the negativity that is out there right now about it, has been an interesting way to try to catch up with people and what they're doing now. And, for me, I'm pretty content with that. Facebook has handled my curiosity factor for most of the people that I was interested in catching up with.
Best of luck to my class as they celebrate their 20 year reunion coming up next weekend. I won't be there. But, maybe through the magic of social media and Facebook, I will be, as I know that probably pictures will be posted. I'd rather go through the time machine through the comfort of my own home on the computer, rather than be there in person....
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