Saturday, October 16, 2010

10 Years Later

A lot has happened in the last 10 years.

I went to college. Broke up with a boyfriend. Got a new boyfriend. Broke up with him. Went to class. Hung out with friends. Got a new boyfriend. Graduated from college. Worked in a job that wasn't a good fit for me. Married my boyfriend. Moved cities. Found a job I loved. Made friends. Reunited with family. Birthed babies.

So, that pretty much sums it up, I guess!

This weekend was my 10-year high school reunion. I opted out of the official events because of the girls. It's hard to get away. Especially at night. Ya know, with bedtime routines, baby food, bottles and an overly-attached mother. It makes things like going to your high school reunion seem unimportant.

I did want to see a few of my old friends though, so we planned a lunch instead. And all the husbands and wives and kids and even a dog came.

But seeing everyone was so bittersweet.

Sweet because I spent my adolescence with these people. I was silly and giggly and sometimes stupid with these people. Sweet because we were with each other through heartbreaks and triumphs. Sweet because we spent four years growing up together.

Bitter because I'm terrible about keeping in touch. Bitter because our lives have taken us in such different directions that we hardly see each anymore. Bitter because I miss them.

But even though we have drifted apart, the two hours we spent together this weekend were just like old times.

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