Before SoCal · life

Ten Things I Learned at My High School Reunion

  1. Although we’re older and supposedly wiser, not everyone grows up.  Some people will always be the way they are.
  2. At the same time, some people really do change in a mere five years.  It’s refreshing.
  3. It may have been five years since you last saw people, but everyone still looks 18.
  4. Even though you look the same, everyone will tell you how great you look.
  5. There are few people in your life with whom you can lose contact for years, reconnect, and it’s like you never stopped talking.  Those are your real friends.
  6. The majority of people from your class are in three locations: your hometown, New York City, or Boston.
  7. The people still living in your hometown (and working there or in nearby towns or cities) live at home.  And they’re smarter for it.  (No rent?  Home-cooked meals?  It’s not so bad).
  8. No matter how old you are, guys are usually friendlier and more approachable than girls.
  9. As awkward as you may think a reunion will be, everyone else feels the same way.  And that’s what liquid courage is for.
  10. Trying to network at a high school reunion is impossible, because everyone you’re talking to is too drunk to realize that you are trying to network with them.

Needless to say, it wasn’t nearly as awkward as I thought it would be.  I surprisingly had the most fun night I’ve had in awhile.  And the grilled cheese I got from that shady diner at 2 a.m. with a great group of people wasn’t so bad either.

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