23 May 2009

1989 Was a Very Good Year, But So is 2009

So, tonight is my 20 year high school reunion and I am surprisingly calm. I mean, c'mon, it is the first time I have seen most of these people since graduation and who wants to show up looking like hell? All in all, I really should be a lot more nervous. People tell me that I look good for my age, but there's nothing like a reunion to make you wonder if it's actually true.*

I enjoyed high school - I got great marks, I was involved (cheerleading, plays, band, clubs - I had school spirt galore), I had plenty of friends (and a few boyfriends ;) ) and I was popular enough that I don't have a single mean girl story to share. It was a wonderful time in my life. However, I don't ever want to turn back the clock.

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Now before I go on, there is something you should all know - I teach at the high school from which I graduated. I know, the irony is delicious - the woman that says she doesn't want to go back to high school actually does so every work week. But, I'll stick to being the teacher over being the student any day.)

I am perfectly content where I am right now, thank you very much. I find that far too many people feel that they peaked in high school and they spend the rest of their lives trying to relive the elusive glory days. I, on the other hand, have no desire to be 16 years of age ever again. Too much angst, too much drama, too much everything. So, hopefully this evening I'll enjoy a few laughs, share a few stories, but avoid that wistfulness that so many people get when talking about the past.



*So, wish me luck that I'm skinnier, less wrinkly and better dressed than at least half of the women there...

17 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You will do fine because you are a phenomenal woman!!!

Summerset said...

LOL! My 20th reunion is this year, too. I'm expecting the invite soon, not sure if I'll go. I was involved like you, but absolutely have no desire to go back - I'm hoping to improve with age, like fine wine and cheese!

Good luck - we know you're fabulous and you *will* have the best manicure, and best made and best fitting clothes there!

Little Hunting Creek said...

You will look 10 times better than everyone else there because the teenagers you teach keep you young
Also you have better clothes :)
Have fun!

Tany said...

You'll look fabulous!!! Have fun!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

LOL....You look wonderful and I'm sure you'll have a great time!

Anonymous said...

What are you wearing? Shoes, nails and clothes!

Vivienne

Maggie said...

You will be one of the "you haven't changed since high school" people-and that's a compliment by the way! At my 20th there were quite a few that I didn't recognize. My husband just got an invite to his 40th..yikes! He's not too interested. Like you he was into all kinds of activities, quite poplular with guys and girls..and now at 58 has a full head of non grey hair, no belly etc. so I told him to go! We'll see. So tomorrow you must post all the details for us. Now go have fun.

gwensews said...

You have nothing to fear. You're cute as a button. Have a great time!

MaryPat R said...

You will look great! As a good omen, my word verification word is "stylin". It must mean good things.

Marsha said...

Amen sister! I have no desire to relive my high school days--although at my 20 year reunion 4 years ago, it was clear that some just haven't put it behind them yet. :) I hope you enjoy catching up with your classmates!

Linda said...

I have a class reunion this year as well!!! But I have got another 20 years on you! You will have a great time and if your reunion is like the last few I went to, it is the men who really have changed!!!

lsaspacey said...

You will most definitely be better dressed if you're wearing any of your own creations! Don't worry about that. Have fun!

Gorgeous Things said...

I hope you had a great time at your reunion! I haven't been to any since my 10th. And at that one, it was amusing to see how the old cliques all re-clicked.

Myrna said...

I went to my 10th and my 20th and haven't decided about my 30th next year. High school was not the best time of my life even though I loved academics. It's much more wonderful now - especially after 40 - BLISS.

You'll definitely look fabulous. Hope you had a great time.

- Myrna

mamafitz said...

i went to my 20th reunion in november, and had a fantastic time. while i would never go back to re-live highschool, it was very fun to see everyone and catch up. i'm really glad i went (and had a super-fantastic HP Cosmo dress to wear. ^_^ )

tarabu said...

I bet you a dollar the only one with fewer wrinklies has had work done.

sisidaboom said...

WELL, I am waiting for the big report...So, what happened? Clue us in, we are all dying for the whole story. sisidaboom