Should I Attend My High School Reunion?
Should I attend my high school reunion? It all depends on how you felt about high school. I have heard some people refer to high school as the "best times in their life". I, on the other hand, had a few good memories, but my reveries were certainly not about being bullied in school. Although by the time I was in high school I was teased much less than during elementary and middle school, but for the most part I was always treated as a social outcast. I had a small group of friends that I still talk to and see today, which means life is continuous high school reunion. So how did I feel about going to my ten-year high school reunion? I did not see the point. However, if you loved high school and feel it would be worth paying good money to see people from your past then, by all means, please go. However, I feel there are more economical and practical ways to stay in contact with high school friends rather than paying to see them at an overpriced party. This summer the twentieth high school reunion also happened, and by this point, it is not on my radar at all. So much time has passed, and to me, I am just over high school at this point. I love the academic and learning aspect of my school years, but I am not longer hurt by the social aspect of it. I had friends and yes sometimes people teased me as a kid, but this is not my life. I have evolved, and there is life after high school. Some people who had the time of their lives in high school socially, but it is not longer who they are. Sometimes you just reach the point that a high school reunion is no longer relevant.
Are you considering attending your ten year high school reunion? If so, get in the mood by watching Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. No matter whether you were the school nerd or cheer leader, ten years later all this seems a bit nostalgic, and sometimes funny how serious everything was in those days. This movie is a fantasy, but the social dynamics continue to have relevance. Sometimes the high school cheer leader does not live happily ever after, and being a nerd might be a blessing in disguise.
Go To The Homecoming Games Instead
Some schools actually have their high school reunions after the homecoming games. I liked how one small town had a small get together in the gym for the high school reunion as opposed to charging a hundred dollar admission to a party at a hotel bar. I am not a big drinker and could not see a reason to pay over hundred dollars to watch my former classmates get drinks at the bar. These days I am more into the vegan smoothies, and I do not even know what type of liquor people put in their drinks. Also, I did not see the point of going to high school reunion because I had stayed in contact with my true friends after high school. There was a short amount of time when we lost contact, but a chance meeting years later reopened the lines of communication. To me, forcing a reunion has never seemed natural since I am an extreme introvert. I did not go to high school dances or even the prom, so why would I pay money to reunite with people I never hanged out with in the first place?
Not all schools have big reunion parties. The homecoming football games are a great way to reconnect with former classmates for a much cheaper price. My university has an alumni association that actually hosts bonfires and get-togethers for after the the homecoming game, which is a great option for those who are into sporting events. Once again this is not something I would be interested in since I am not a sport's enthusiast, but this might be a great route for those who want to save money on going to an expensive high school reunion party.
Using Social Networking Sites To Reconnect With Old Friends, Or To Make New Ones
Being around some of the people in high school was like a water torture chamber, so why would I want to reunite with that? Truly, I have been lucky enough to get back in contact with my old high school friends, which to me is much more important than paying to go to some overdone party. Once again this is all about perception, but I am not much of a party person and could never enjoy myself at one. I rarely even go to Christmas parties or other social events, so I cannot imagine going to my twenty year high school reunion when it does come up.
So have you lost contact with your friend? Try reconnecting with your friends on one of the many social networking websites. Surprisingly the other day a person who went to my high school emailed me via HubPages to say hello. We have about a twenty year difference in age, but it was really fun talking to this person because he had grown up in the same place and was familiar with many of the same experiences I had had on the mountain. So you never know who you may run into on a social networking site. Social networking sites are a practical alternative for those who want to reconnect with old friends without going to the reunion party.
As The Twenty Year High School Reunion Approaches
I wrote this hub a few years back, which was closer to my tenth high school reunion. Now the twentieth one is coming up, and I feel at this point there would be very little reason for me to go. Currently I am focusing on the future and working on my blogs and art projects. I noticed recently people were liking our twentieth year high school reunion page, and I looked at it out of curiosity. Actually, I think scrolling through the page probably can be as much as a high school reunion as showing up to the actual event in person. Today I have a few friends from high school that I enjoy talking to, but that is the extent of things. I enjoy getting together with friends in person over going to large parties, so this is my take on the high school reunion topic. It is hard to believe it has been twenty years, but I am so thankful for the education and teachers I had during that time. Those are the things I remember most fondly about school.
Are high school reunions a waste of money and/or time?See results without voting
More by this Author
"Where Am I Going to Live When I Go to College?" As a college freshman in 1996 I was forced by my parents to live in the dorms. There were a few good things about it, such as meeting two or three friends that I really...
There is a segment of the population who has completely given up on dating and is happier for it. Sometimes this only a temporary measure for a few weeks, or sometimes this is an indefinite amount of time that could...