tomorrow is my 10-year high school reunion. actually, the alumni weekend starts today and ends tomorrow night. i have mixed feelings about attending. i know some of my friends will be there, and since most have moved away it will be fun to see them again. i also know that most of my classmates who treated me like crap in high school will be there too. they hadn’t changed at our 5-year reunion, so i’m doubtful they will have changed by now.
i hated high school. i was the new girl, having just moved from maryland, and even though i thought it would be easier moving at the beginning of high school rather than in the middle, it was hard to fit in. everyone had their groups from elementary school, and even though i had several very close friends, many in my class kept me on the outside. in fact, they kept a lot of us on the outside. every school has that group of girls who think they’re too cool for school and they make the lives of anyone not in their group hell. if you don’t wear the right clothes, if you’re not rich, if you’re not gorgeous (at least how they view gorgeous) then you’re nothing. that’s how those girls acted in high school, and that’s how they acted five years ago.
five years ago, i was a little excited about my reunion. but, i immediately felt out of place once again when our class gathered together and the “popular” girls still refused to speak to me and my friends because we weren’t as “cool” as they were.
i hope they will have grown up by now, but i have a feeling they haven’t. i’m sure tomorrow will be the same as it was five years ago. but that’s ok. i’m going to go, introduce my husband to my friends and their husbands (who also happen to be friends of mine), and i’ll even get to see my brothers and their friends. that’s one reason i’m glad we’re five years apart in age. we’ll always have the same honor years for alumni weekend, which will be fun.
if the snobby girls want to be rude again, it’s ok. it doesn’t matter anymore. i’ve grown up, moved on, and while they’re still partying, i’m settling down and trying to start a family. i’m exactly where i want to be.