Edit: Ooopsie. That originally read 10 years. Shows how disinterested I am with my time in high school that I got that wrong. lol
Truth is, when they first announced the reunion over a year ago I was excited to go. I thought it would be fun to see old classmates again. Then, well...we had the events of the end of last year & then the beginning of this year and I guess that sorta took the wind out of my sails. Death in the family, 2 people diagnosed with cancer, and dealing with their subsequent treatment will do that.
A few weeks ago I visited the website set up for the reunion and looked over the list of people who'd confirmed they were attending. I think I only recognized a handful of names. I really wasn't all that active in my high school's events, preferring to hang out with my very small circle of friends, some of whom were in the years before and after me. That was when I basically made my decision not to go. Why go (and pay for it as well) when I'd more than likely end up sitting alone, with nobody to talk to? That happened when I was IN high school, during our senior dinner party. I didn't go to my prom (no date), but I did attend the senior dinner party and what a disaster that was. I sat at a table of classmates that barely said one word to me and with my shyness at that age, well I was pretty much invisible to everyone there. I wasn't a social butterfly by any stretch of the imagination. I still remember sitting there, feeling like the loneliest wallflower in the world. There was no way I was going to pay and go through a similar experience.
So many of my classmates have married, have kids, jobs...the typical lifestyle. I have not. I only wish I had, but life didn't deal the cards my way. I really haven't spent a lot of time thinking about my high school days. I've connected with a couple of friends on Facebook, but I really think most people wouldn't even remember me. Hope those who attended had a good time, but I've left high school far behind me.
Right now, my goal is VanCon. Now there's an event I'm excited about. I've paid big bucks, but I know I'm going to have a great time and meetup with friends and enjoy their company. Every day I'm planning and prepping for that weekend.
Go to a reunion where I don't have anything in common with anyone anymore and most likely would've been all awkward and alone OR a week long trip up to Vancouver for lots of fun and hanging out with hundreds of people who I can talk to about our common obsession? Pretty easy choice.