Monday, August 4, 2014
High School All Over Again
So my high school reunion is coming up next month. As soon as I received the invitation I returned it, thinking it might be fun. Now I'm not so sure.
Now I feel like going back to high school might not be such a good thing after all. No, I wasn't one of those people who had a miserable experience and I wasn't bullied or anything like that. I had my share of friends and my share of fun but I was never part of the "in" group, more like the second tier of nice kids who never got into trouble. I was quiet and introverted but mainly able to hold my own.
Facebook is ruining it for me. I see many of my classmates friending each other, but not me. I'm beginning to think no one remembers me. I have been friended by a few of them and that has led to messaging and liking each others' posts. It's been fun to hear from them. However, I am beginning to see long lists of names on others' pages, "so and so is now friends with so and so". I'm starting to feel left out, like they are having a party and not including me.
I have led a happy life and made many friends since high school. I was feeling okay about myself and my place in the world. Now I'm back wanting to be one of the "popular"kids. I am reverting to teenage angst. Maybe the reunion isn't such a good idea after all.