You know I was thinking of starting this series on my blog called Midnight Thoughts, because after all, when working on my grave yard, I get this creative bug at around midnight. So I will just log on every now and then at midnight and just start typing about whatever thought I am having. Tonight it is my 20th Year High School Reunion. There it is, I have aged myself. I am one of the youngest in my class having yet to turn 38! Next month…
In exactly one month from today, I will be celebrating my 20th Year High School Reunion. I keep repeating that because I find it unbelievable that it is here…well technically it would have been this past May, 20 years ago, since I have walked at our graduation. AHH! Well tonight I think about whether I have accomplished what I set out to accomplish in what would have been my future and after some thought, I would have to say yes.
With all confidence I can say that I have done just about everything on my bucket list. You know, there were some dark times there too. A divorce being one of them which was not planned, but happened. At that time thinking it was a failure, but I came out stronger from it than ever and I learned a lot, so no, no experience wasted. I got remarried too and “started life over” at 25 years old.
In those 20 years after graduation, I graduated from the university, double majored, woot woot! My greatest accomplishment has been becoming a mother. I have two wonderful boys and a bonus daughter! I married the love of my life and he took me all over the world. I lived in Belgium for three years which I would never have imagined which made me realize that I should have studied French in high school! Oops! But all in all, I have lived and I am blessed.
Today, I am currently working in the field I studied and I am so proud of that accomplishment. Although I would have placed some events in a different order in my life…I believe everything was meant to happen when it did.
What I miss about being home is being able to meet up with my high school friends, you know to have a drink at a local restaurant and laugh about all of the crazy things we used to do. To sit around a bonfire and reminisce over old memories…I said old. I wish we weren’t all spread out all over the world. Some of us won’t be going to the reunion and quite frankly, I did not think I would be going either. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I did not think my work schedule would allow it. But they did and I am taking advantage! Thank you to my boss! Ha!
I want to say thank you to our class President and all of the event planners for taking the time to plan this night of fun. I want to thank them because Lord knows I have not been on a night out with the husband in so long! I also want to say that I have no idea what I am going to wear, I mean shoot, it is going to be the middle of October in the Midwest, someone help me out here! Anyone?
Thank you for giving me a reason to drop a few pounds! I have had 10 years to get this mommy weight off and I am struggling!! HA!
But in all seriousness, I can’t wait! So many familiar faces in one place. You know that part makes this all worth it. I moved from home when I was 22 years old and never moved back. I married military and the unfamiliar has become a bit depressing over the years. So I am looking forward to this.
I can’t say I was one of the popular kids in high school, I was not an extrovert or super athletic. I stayed under the radar for the most part but all in all, my friends are amazing! I am happy that Facebook exists now because I have managed to find most of my class on there. I mean I have friends on there from kindergarten! Yes I am from a small town, barely on the MAP.
So I will leave you now since I am rambling on and on. I will update you later on, on how the night went!! Dinner, drinks, lots of them, and a fire pit. Friends. Friends are what matters most. HERE IS TO THE CLASS OF RTHS 1999! See you in a month!