It’s been a minute, or ten years

Today is my ten year high school reunion, yikes. Here is a throw back of myself I’m in the middle!

Don’t get excited thinking you’ll be hearing stories of awkwardness or drunken conversations. I am not attending my 10 year. Let me tell you a two main reasons why-

To be upfront, the number one reason why I’m not making the trip to my home town is because I literally can’t afford it. I’m poor, and not like the broke kinda way we’re I still eat out, more in the way my phone is getting shut off and I lived in a trailer for two years poor. (I made the choice to be minimalist)

The second main reason is- I’m just not as interested as I thought I would be in seeing old classmates. I grew up in a small town in southern Idaho. I graduated with kids who were in my kindergarten class. I was very involved in school, student council and club presidents. I’d like to think I was friendly and outgoing to everyone. However looking at my life today I didn’t create many lifelong friendships, I should of gone to an all girl boarding school!

I can remember watch my grandma get ready for her 40 year reunion, I was excited for her! I kept asking if her and her girl friends were going to get drunk and take selfies. Then she made a comment that really sat with me. She said, “don’t go to the ten year no one changed, make the twenty cause after that people die”.

I speak for myself but have changed and grown from the 17 year old me who graduated in 2008. I am a wife, my husband and I got married in 2013! We attended the same high school so he can tell you just how different I am! I am a mother, I welcomed my first son Oliver in January of this year. Oliver has given me a different outlook on life. Don’t get me wrong I had a great high school experience, tons of friends and I made so many memories. I wasn’t bullied like I was in elementary school. I had a great circle of support around me. I was lucky to grow up in a small town my best friends to this day I have know since before the age of 4.

To the many people who helped me survive I follow on social media and I am cheering you on from the shadows. With every promotion, pregnancy, engagement I’m in the background screaming with excitement!

So if you are on the fence about your own reunion, ask yourself-

Do you talk to anyone from high school? Or do you simply follow them on social media?

Have you grown from the person you were ten years ago?

Is it financially reasonable?

If you wanna go, go! Share your stories with people who you thought knew you completely. Don’t be embarrassed if your life isn’t where you want it to be, almost no one else’s is. Be the happiest person there cause why not!

Here’s me at prom 2007- oh i did love this dress!

All the love and luck to the graduating class of 2008 from Twin Falls high school on the reunion tonight! Can’t wait to see photos!

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