I've never been to any of mine, I just couldn't imagine being there and having to answer the myriad of questions about 'life since School' and the awkwardness of all being together after so long. The few friends I have run into since School have only been interested in 'one upmanship' about how their lives have so far panned out and I am not interested in engaging in that sort of thing and would imagine a reunion would be rife for it! That said, I do have a couple of friends from High School that I keep in touch with and are life long friends.
My sister goes to all hers and loves them, but no, not for me.
Gah, I sound like a cranky old cow now.
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30-08-2013 08:49 #23
I went to my 10 year reunion 4 years ago when I was pregnant with DS. I had a really lovely time. But I really enjoyed high school and liked most of my class, so I was happy to catch up with people.
I really wish I hadn't of been pregnant as I would have loved to party into the night with everyone. One of the guys there was very drunk and kept trying to get me drinks because I've always been the first on any dance floor but my dance moves were fairly half hearted being 7 months pregnant. He didn't even realise I was utd and thought I was just too sober
30-08-2013 09:04 #24Senior Member
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I went to my 10 year anniversary after friends pushed me to go. I felt like I was straight back at school with everyone in their clicky groups and trying to act like they were all better than everyone else.
It was nice to see what some people were up to but I figure anyone from high school that I wanted to stay in touch with I have and don't feel the need to justify my life to people that are strangers to me now.
My 15 year reunion is tomorrow and I have no intention of going.
Just read that back and I sound bitter - don't mean too - I didn't have a bad time in high school, have just grown apart from high school friends and am not the same person I was back then.
30-08-2013 09:12 #25
Fleetwood can you clarify something? I am very sleepy so might be misunderstanding...
You say you don't understand why people don't go, and then in the next post you say that you appreciate your friends more now you're in your 30's???
Are you implying that those that don't attend their high school reunions don't appreciate their friends because they are still in their 20's and in party mode? High school was years ago, most people move on and make new friends. Doesn't mean we don't appreciate our friends simply because we don't want to spend a night talking to complete strangers!
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30-08-2013 09:13 #26
No, not the 10 years or 20. Not my scene.
30-08-2013 09:39 #27
I went to my 10 year, it was in a function room at a nice pub near the school. It was a pretty good night.
It was fairly well organised, someone had put together a PowerPoint of old ball photos, school camps, graduation etc. It would have taken a lot of work to scan them all (this was pre-digi cameras!) and it made a good talking point during the night.
There were also a few 'awards' for want of a better word, like who had travelled the furthest to be there, who had 'moved the least far from the school' (one guy taught there now and one girl had bought a house across the road) and 'biggest achievement' (guy who was recovering from a head injury after a car accident and had been told never walk/talk again)
I didnt really drink and was glad as some people got super drunk and I felt they made fools of themselves. I also only went to the main bit at the pub. Lots went to a nightclub afterwards and some hooked up, which then became FB gossip.
I think people can be too negative about high school. I wouldn't say I had the easiest ride (too smart, too tall, too opinionated, too religious) but I think it is healthy to make your peace with negative past experiences and relate to people as the adults they are now.
30-08-2013 09:52 #28
I missed out on my 10 year reunion which I was bummed about. I would have loved to go but at the time was a single parent with a newborn baby and the school I attended is interstate. Also was still a bit chubby from pregnancy and embarrassed to be seen like that . I didn't have any enemies, it was a girls school and our year level was great. I absolutely loved my school. I have a 20 year reunion coming up in 2016 and will definitely go to that. I think about my school friends a lot, see them on Facebook with their families etc and would really love to see them again.
30-08-2013 10:18 #29Senior Member
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I would go, just so that you aren't wondering if you missed something.
I went to my schools 20 year reunion, and it was a bit of a bust. I met up with a few people who remembered me, and a few that I remembered, but none of my (very few) friends turned up, nor any of the teachers (I was really hoping to catch up with a couple of teacher I had loved, but left the school a couple of years after I did).
What I was really disappointed in was that the reunion seemed to have no support from the school itself. (And this was a reunion of the first cohort of students to graduate the school, so it should've been a big deal for them.)
30-08-2013 10:26 #30
My 10 year reunion was this year....I didn't go. I keep in touch with a lot of them on facebook and those who aren't on my facebook are people who I don't really care for, so not interested in catching up. I think social media has really changed the novelty of a reunion (for me anyway). The party probably would have been fun, but I was a bit meh about the whole thing.
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