Sounds like a headline, right? Dude. I never thought I would be this person. You know the one who eschews a high school reunion. I always thought I would LOVE to come back and see those people I knew back then, once again, ever 10 years. Then I went to Hampton. I didn't hate high school. I was pretty well-known. I was drum major in the marching band, captain of the debate team. Sounds pretty nerdy, huh? But I was never picked on. I had too much attitude. Shocking, right? Lol.
But at Hampton, the first week, the first DAY eclipsed everything I had done in the last 3 years of high school. I wish I was exaggerating, but I'm not. I walked into my dorm room, sat in the window and said, "Oh my gosh, Mommy! Look at all the black people!!" She said, "Girl, hush and get out that window and help unload this car!" Hilarious. I was thinking, "Wow... this is better than everything I experienced in high school. How could I have possibly been apprehensive about this??" I knew my middle school friends would be around but I quickly decided I had little desire to see anyone from high school before the reunion. I skillfully and willfully avoided them, convinced that part of my life was past and now my job was to continue to grow the fabulosity until the 10-year reunion when I could come back and say, "How ya like me now, snitches?? Even better, right!?!?"
Enter Facebook. In the last several weeks I have added at least 25-30 people from elementary, middle and high school to my page. Many of them are still BFF with the same people they were BFF with at whatever time in my life I knew them. Many of them also still live in Charlotte. This bores me. You peaked in high school? It makes me not want to go back. I see what you're doing with your life. You're married with kids living in the same neighborhood in which you were raised. I'm not interested. My 10-year high school reunion is NEXT YEAR (ack) and I really have little desire to attend. Bo.ring. Don't let there be ANYTHING else interesting happening at the same time anywhere else in the world.