In Celebration of My 20th Reunion: Ten Things That Have Changed (and One That Hasn’t).

Right now, in a fancy pants ballroom in a posh hotel in my hometown, many of my high school classmates are gathering to reminisce, re-connect, and, I’m guessing, preen a little.

I am not among them.

High school was not a high point of my life. I wouldn’t relive those years for any amount of money in the world. But it wasn’t all awful. I have more than a few fond memories.

I’m a little bit sad that I’m not there.

So here, in no particular order, are ten things that have changed about me in the last 20 years.

1. I no longer have zits. But I do have wrinkles.

2. I no longer drive a shitty red car. I drive a pretty red car.

3. I no longer wish I could fast forward five years. I would, however, like to pause the clock.

4. I no longer have mall hair. I do have mom hair.

5. I no longer struggle with fashion. I do still  have a hard time with current fashion trends, though (I already lived through the 80s, after all).

6. I no longer think my parents are dumb. But I’m pretty sure my daughter thinks I am (sometimes).

7. I no longer have to punch a time clock. But sometimes I wish I could clock out.

8. I no longer wonder what I’ll be when I grow up. But every once in a while I have to remind myself that I’m a grown up.

9. I no longer have to eat whatever my mom cooks. But I really wish she was close enough to cook for me.

10. I no longer have a curfew. But I do have a strict 11:30 p.m. bedtime.

And here’s one thing that hasn’t changed:

I’m still madly in love with the hunky guy who escorted me to prom.

Me and Bri at prom

(But I am glad  that his waist is no longer smaller than mine).


2 Comments on In Celebration of My 20th Reunion: Ten Things That Have Changed (and One That Hasn’t).

  1. Meagan
    August 25, 2013 at 7:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Chris and I will be attending my 20th high school reunion in October. High school was more something to endure for me, although I had a few close friends and did my own thing. It wasn’t terrible, just not the best years of my life.

    I had no desire to go to my 10th. But those 4 years were part of what formed who I am now. I think I’m more interested in going because it’s a chance to show a little of the past to Chris. It’s not so much nostalgia as taking a peek at where I came from.

    • Amber
      September 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun. You’ll have to tell me all about it!


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