Holy cow has it really been ten years already since I walked across that stage and got my diploma, deer in headlights kinda wide-eyed with endless possibilities of how my life would turn out. Ten years? Okay so now that that little freak out is out of the way, this post is being brought to you by the letter W for wherethecrapdidthetimego. Okay, okay in all seriousness.. I woke up to a group message on Facebook from several of my classmates. We are officially in the planning stages of our reunion! This excites me and terrifies me all at the same time. Plenty has changed for all of us since that day. Some I have seen here and there over the past ten years. Others, to be honest, I have not seen since that day in the City Auditorium. Sad, too, because I always think that we are closer than that – in any sort of friendship or relationship. Sure, we have kept up with each others’ lives to a certain extent thanks to social media sites like Facebook and of course Myspace, for back then. Yep, I am old enough to say that I am a Myspace boomer and even after high school that was the popular website for me and my classmates. This was due in large part to the fact that Facebook was still by invite only, I believe, and our school was not on the approved list of schools or something like that. I did eventually get on Facebook by saying I was a student at one of the larger, local public schools. Yep, just chased a butterfly there. I think I’m back now.
So, my high school reunion. So far there are a little over 20 people in the group conversation on Facebook and so many want to come! That is exciting! It really will be great to see everyone again. Will give me a chance to catch up with everyone and share life stories of the past several years. Duh, I know that this is what a reunion is for. What I also know reunions to be famous for are causing stress and I don’t want that to be the case with me. Sure, I am already mapping out a workout plan, but I was already doing that last night before I found out about the reunion. I just have a more definite timeline to work with now.
You see, I was an all around athlete and while I felt then that it didn’t show… I don’t think I could have been more blind. What I am going to try to make this teach me is that my worth is not measured by my size. I want to be healthy to be healthy, I don’t want this to become something that I panic over if I’m not a certain size by the time the reunion comes around. I want to focus all of my attention on sharing in something exciting and what should be a really good night, not let it get away from me and panic about it. So, that’s what I’m going to do.
My plan, you ask? I have been walking the dogs and/or running in the park semi regularly lately. I want to push that to a totally regular thing. I need to make my work schedule work this in and progress has already been made on that thanks in part to my supportive man. I have already made some wonderful diet adjustments and just need to weed out the junk that I tend to indulge on a little more often than I probably should. I have also been wanting to get a bicycle. Granted my town is full of these wonderful rolling hills, but there are some flat parts where I think I’d be able to get started in riding again. In short, my plan is just to get active and stay active. I love being active and I need to stop letting that get away from me so easily.
To wrap all this up, I do not want to leave the wrong impression for anyone. I am completely and totally excited for the upcoming reunion. I can’t wait to see some old friends that I have not seen in years and see some that I’ve seen more recently but still could use a good catch up! Ten years? Gosh! Still can’t believe it.