According to our Facebook Group that is set up for our reunion communication, it appears there is much less interest in the event than the committee anticipated and they continue to push for more RSVPs. One of my funny, athlete friends that I've known since grade school is friends with practically everyone across all groups/cliques, she responded to a post that the class president (who she despises) wrote. I found the thread to be very amusing.
Friend: Some "missing" classmates just don't care about the reunion, etc. They see and/or are in contact with who they want to be, already. Some are excited and looking forward to reunions, others don't bat an eye. Knowing our 20th is approaching, it would be easy for many to get a hold of people about it, they just don't want to, ya know.
This is great! I love this response because it is so dead on. It's been 20 years, but it seems like the same tired clique wants to dominate over this event and assert their impotent powers over the masses. I'm happy that this former "nobody" stepped up and spoke his mind to say "you're just not that important to me".Another response from a guy in our class: I agree with [name withheld to protect the innocent]! To me, high school was a barrier to overcome before I could join the real world. I do not cling to memories from high school (good or bad). It was a part of my life that is in the past. I doubt that I will be joining in the festivities.
For me, even though I wasn't really that significant or popular a person in my high school, I grew up in the same town my whole life. I knew a lot of the same people throughout school years. I made a few very close friends in high school that helped me blossom as a student and a person. I hung out with many different groups and went to many parties where everyone hung out. I just didn't feel like I totally fit in with some of the popular people because of my socioeconomic background, my dysfunctional family, my disinterest in academics, extracurricular sports, college prep activities and the inability to kiss anyone's ass.
However, I am very proud of the life I've built and how far I've actually gone in my life, on my own hard work and determination. It's not that I totally want to brag at the reunion by saying "HEY LOOK AT ME!", but I do want to show up with confidence and pride, showing that I AM someone and I did beat the statistics and vastly exceeded the low expectations people may have had for me. I did not end up getting knocked up, dropping out, getting hooked on drugs and marrying a loser - that is a success all in itself!
To the contrary, I graduated with a 'pretty good' GPA, served my country in the military, traveled, went on the get a bachelors and masters degrees, have progressed in my career, married a nice guy and have had three beautiful children. I haven't gotten involved with any questionable lifestyles or fallen too far off the tracks with character flaws or "bad choices", but I'm sure I could have very easily.
So I will be going to my 20 year high school reunion and treating it like an adventure. The people I went to school with and I have a shared history and I am genuinely interested in how everyone has developed and changed (good and bad). I know for a fact though that I'M LOOKING GOOD! Tee hee hee.
Read My Reunion Recap Here