31 Reasons Why You Should Go to Your High School Reunion

Need a good reason to go to your high school reunion?  How about 31?

  • You’ve got nothing to prove.
  • You want to swoon over your ex-boyfriend.
  • You want your ex-boyfriend to swoon over you – might want to start looking for that perfect cocktail dress now.
  • No one can relive that big game like the friends who were there with you when it happened.
  • Few events offer the opportunity to go back in time and laugh like a teenager.
  • This party doesn’t involve puffy prom dresses, dyed to match shoes, or big hair – though you might see a few photos of just that.
  • You know high school didn’t define you.
  • You might find out Mr. Most-Likely-To-Succeed is now a stay-at-home dad, and Miss Biggest Flirt is now a tenured professor at an Ivy League.
  • You’ve traded in your sporty Chucks for sexy Jimmy Choos a long time ago.
  • Even though your life didn’t follow the road map you had planned, you know deep down your path has been uniquely yours.
  • Even with the best of intentions, you really don’t get together with those high school Facebook friends.
  • You look better than you’ve ever looked before.
  • You feel better than you’ve ever felt before.
  • You are so not who you were back then.
  • You want to remember who you were back then.
  • You can’t hear the infectious laugh of the classmate who sat behind you in geometry, see an ex-boyfriend’s smiling blue eyes, or hug your former locker partner on Facebook.
  • To introduce your husband to the girlfriends who got you through your first heartbreak.
  • It is sure to be chock full of status worthy Facebook postings or fodder for your blog.
  • Even if you’re recently divorced, have a bit less hair, lost your job or wear a few extra pounds, you are still who you are, only better.
  • It is a great way to show your partner where you came from.
  • And an even better way to see how far you’ve come.
  • There are very few opportunities in life to reinvent yourself.
  • You can watch a movie about a reunion – Grosse Pointe Blank, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion – or you can live it.
  • Group memories are best shared as a group.
  • At a reunion, everyone shows up older, and then grows young again.
  • Your classmates know just what it is like and just how it feels to be 28, or 38, or 48, or 58 or 68.
  • To talk about your high school glory days, not to relive them, but to tell your classmates “I’m glad we went through it together” makes for a great evening.
  • The “I didn’t like anyone then”, “I still talk to everyone I want to talk to”, and “everything there is to know about anyone is on Facebook” excuses are predictable and ordinary.  You are neither.
  • Rarely in life do you get to look back through a new lens.
  • Being someone’s “friend” on Facebook does not mean you know anything about them other than what they did last Friday night.
  • Because you can.

Why are you going to your high school reunion?  Leave a comment to let us know!

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