I had someone add me to a group on Facebook having to do with the ten year high school reunion that should be happening later this year. Yikes. I can't believe it's been ten years already. Weird. That makes me seem like I should be all adult-like, and I'm just not.
We haven't had any other reunion since graduation day. I don't know if that's typical. Both my parents had five year reunions. But my ten year will be my first.
I am so undecided on whether or not I will be going. My situation now is nothing like when I was in high school. I hope that there are many other people who can say that, but in my case, it's a little more extreme. I was a mess in high school. Like, completely terrible. I hated my life and I was miserable ALL THE TIME. I didn't have a lot of friends. I hung out with the goth kids during my senior year just because I wanted to be left alone by everyone else. Come on now, that doesn't sound like a lot of fun.
Secondly, my high school...I don't even know how to describe it. We had a 95% enrollment rate in seminary. The town is small, but not rural, and you just didn't venture further than what was expected of you...which is pretty much what the Church would expect from you. So, now that I'm gay and have a girlfriend, I just don't know how that's going to go over.
Not that I really care what they think of me, because I don't. I'm glad that high school is over and done with. I can count on one hand the number of people from DHS that I associate with now. But I also don't need to put myself in a situation where I'm not going to be comfortable. That's just not necessary, right?
But another part of me thinks it might be kind of fun to go with my girlfriend. Kind of a "ha ha, thought you knew me" sort of thing. And it might be nice to prove that I am not miserable anymore, even if it's only to myself.
I don't know. I'm back and forth, back and forth. There are pros and cons, and I don't think that one outweighs the other right now.
Does anyone have any thoughts or stories about class reunions, or advice that might help me better decide?