Last night I mustered up the courage to go to my 20th high school reunion. As many of you know, I'm an extroverted introvert, and large groups just terrify me. Plus, high school was just an awkward time of figuring out who I was, my values, my passion, my identity.... and making a lot of mistakes and terrible choices along the way.
But I am not alone. Everyone was in the same boat, trying to make the grades, trying to be the best at what they did, trying to fit in, trying to find themselves.
Yesterday I showed up because no matter how different we are now, and how far apart our lives are, I still care. I wish the best for everyone. We have already lost a few people in our class, and I wanted to see everyone happy and healthy and doing well, even if I never see them again (I hope I do 10 years from now!).
We will all forever have that common childhood bond. And for that, I am truly forever grateful. My heart is happy. Thank you Monta Vista High School Class of 1997!