My High School Reunion
I did attend my 10 year reunion, feeling that I finally had something to show for it. My 5 year reunion felt too soon after college. And, I did not have anything really substantial to show for it. I was working two jobs, both part time, and just felt like I needed to show more for myself than that.
I did go to my 10 year reunion, as I mentioned. By that time, I had moved onto a full time job where I actually am still employed, so I felt like I had something to show for myself. Heck, I even had business cards. It was not much, but it was something. The only problem with my 10 year reunion was that so few people from my class actually came. I don’t think that we had more than 10 people show up at the first two events that were planned for the weekend. By the time they started taking class pictures, I think I was the only one left there. I ducked out so I could make sure I knew how to get to the location of the last class event. I never made it. A big thunderstorm moved into the state, and the location required me to go over Avon Mountain, which can be dangerous enough when the weather is clear. Besides which, most of the people who did show up were not people I had actually been friends with in school.
As you may think, the whole experience soured me on reunions. Since the 10 year reunion, I skipped the 15 and the 20 without any deep regrets, and have no plans to go to my 25th either.