|"Remember when you were young..."|
Fast forward to today, and I'm seeing that a few of the people that I went to HS with are really pretty cool. They are no longer the jocks, the nerds or the bad asses, but just a bunch of people who have....surprise....grown up. One of my friends is a runner and mountain climber. Another lost his wife recently. Others have had children, been divorced, had health issues. They aren't frozen in time, except in my memory. And a few of my classmates have died--a couple by suicide which took me aback.
So I'm thinking that it will be interesting to go and see who these people are now. I'm wondering how they have evolved since HS. No doubt, there are some that I will connect with and others that I may not want to see again. But the fear of going back to the scene of so much hormonal and emotional angst has lessened. I think that my life (and recovery) has gotten to the point where people from the past no longer have so much power over me. Amazingly enough, I've been able to let those HS experiences go and can actually laugh about the things that I took so seriously.
So, have you been to any reunions? What was your experience?