Okay, not really.
But I did learn you can go home again and enjoy the experience. Last weekend was my 25th High School Reunion. The only reunion I have ever attended. I was so nervous yet excited at the same time.
Mostly because it meant I got to have Margarita’s with my best friend and not have a child on my lap.
Here are the top three things I learned at the reunion:
- Women age much better than the men (seriously, where did all their hair go?)
- It is almost impossible to dance to music from the 80’s and not crack up at yourself
- The friends you haven’t seen in 25+ years are still the only people you want to talk to in a crowded room.
I thought of the agony 5th grade friendship politics has inflicted on Abby. How she agonizes over friends asking her to choose between them, how to fit in and how to navigate life with those that are different from you.
I was surprised at the reunion that Lisa & I were one of the few who remained BFFs. That while most were Facebook friends (acquaintances?) or cordial if they saw one another around town, for the most part the school connection was lost. The friendships we agonized over were no longer there. It was bittersweet to see former friends who were oh so important had been lost and found.
I am beyond lucky that Lisa has stood by these 25 years and the moments that matter have never been lost.
Oh and the pre-reunion Margarita was quite delicious!