It had been 25 years since most of us left school (we were in year 10, the class of '88), but most of us hadn't seen each other in 25 years. I had been looking forward to it all week, and on the day was feeling slightly nervous about seeing people I hadn't seen for so long, and catching up with old school friends.
|At the Year 10 formal with my big hair!|
As soon as I saw old faces from my year (friends, a couple of enemies and a couple of crushes), a whole lot of memories came flooding back to me. Some good, some not so good.
It's funny how at 40 years old, I felt like I was 14 and back at school again.
The good thing was I wasn't that shy 14 year old anymore. I was a confident, happy woman chatting to people I didn't know all that well (ok maybe not the guys I had a crush on!), but felt glad to be the age I was and not the young girl I was back at school.
|At the school reunion on the weekend|
There were a few faces I didn't recognise at first, but most, looked the same apart from a few wrinkles, no hair or they had lost or put on weight.
It was a fantastic night, I really enjoyed catching up with old school friends I hadn't seen or spoken with in years, and reminiscing about old times.
I guess you could say I was grateful to have gone to the reunion. My friend had been to the last couple of reunions, but this was my first. I was a little nervous about going, and wasn't sure what to expect. Funnily enough not everyone recognised me at first. Some "clicked" after looking at the old year 10 school photo of us all.
But it didn't surprise me, as I wasn't one of the popular kids and had changed in appearance since school, in the end I had a great night and hoping to keep in touch with some of the people I caught up with.
Have you ever been to a school reunion? How did you feel?