Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

To Reunion or Not Reunion

I’ve mentioned once or twice that the exercise plan I’m using to try to get back in shape is Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis. There reviews are bad and good, mostly because she doesn’t give you explicit instructions throughout her videos. I happen to prefer it that way. I hate watching an exercise DVD for a week straight, hearing the same voice telling me the same things that stop being inspirational after day one.

Her methods work great for me, when I”m actually working out. Since I’ve gotten back on track, it’s been just as great as the first time. Her plan is that by the time you reach Day 90 of exercising, you’ll have a whole new body.

Day 90 of exercising is your 90th day of working out, not 90 calendar days after the day you start. I have a countdown widget at the bottom of my blog that I had to reset when I started working out again. That counter happened to land on Day 90 of August 16, 2013. That is the first day of my 10 year high school reunion.

I’ve been thinking about this reunion, especially because the husband’s ten-year reunion was last year. The question is, do I really want to go?

All the movies about reunions show people agonizing over their reunions. How do they look? Are they where they want professionally, romantically, and otherwise?

I don’t want to describe me, but I feel like I might be.

I used to attend medical school. You don’t just leave medical school. Not unless you get kicked out or hauled off to the loony bin. I chose to leave on my own because I wasn’t happy and decided I didn’t want to become a doctor anymore.

Hell, I’m not sure I ever wanted to become a doctor. I just made so much sense. I’m great at math and science. I love helping people. I have no issues with blood or injuries (unless it’s a horror movie or a person coughing near my open mouth). Obviously, I’d become a doctor if I tested and interviewed well enough to get into medical school, right?

Eh, but it wasn’t meant for me. I love what I do now, but I feel like former med student is all people will see.

On top of the not-that-easily-understandable career path, there is only one friend of mine in my graduating class. The people from my high school that are still around are from all different classes except mine. One of the people I mentioned in a previous post who is getting divorced was one of the bridesmen at my wedding. He’s the only one.

I’m not even sure if he’s planning on going or not.

But then again, if I can show up to the reunion with my wonderful husband, a great job that made me supervisor in one year, great hair, great body, and genuinely happy, that’s got be worth something right?

My school has a reputation for being pretentious and a lot of other negative words. It’s full of smart kids that tested to get in who knew  they were smart. I didn’t have trouble making friends, but I definitely wasn’t the most outgoing person. Most of the time when I attracted attention, it was on accident because I can get loud if I get excited.

I suppose there is a part of me wondering what the old choir members, ROTC members, and ex-boyfriends are up to these days. Yup, high school for me mainly consisted of ROTC, choir, and dating. Oh, and taking hella extra science and math classes to prepare for college.

Aren’t reunions these exciting events, setup so you can reconnect with lost friends and catch up on old times? Do I really care to do that?

I don’t know yet.

What I know is I’ve made it past Day 10 on my 90 Day workout plan. That means I have 80 more days to decide.

Probably less. There’s no way my high school would hold these events without some seriously advanced RSVPs.

7 responses

  1. My reunion is coming up in a couple of months but I have some mixed feeling about it since I live in Oklahoma its like one big small town and I see all these people all the time anyway not sure if I want to pay to see them….lol

    May 2, 2013 at 01:01

    • I know what you mean! It’s like when my church youth group does reunions. Almost all of us still attend the church, so we’re questioning if it’s worth all the hoopla. Perhaps you should think of it as a fancy dinner out with 75 of your old friends. Outside of your reunion, when would you ever be able to do that (aside from a wedding, I guess)?

      May 2, 2013 at 16:52

  2. silverneurotic

    I didn’t go to mine, I considered it but it was expensive and the few people I was friends with back then, I no longer speak to due to certain circumstances. I was glad that I didn’t go, it just would have caused undue stress.

    May 4, 2013 at 09:43

  3. I didn’t go to mine, thought nobody would turn up but apparently it was a blast. Looking forward to the next one.

    May 6, 2013 at 03:52

    • I wonder if mine will be fun. It will if they use the husband’s band for entertainment.

      May 17, 2013 at 09:11

  4. sifinalaska

    I didn’t go to my reunion, for a lot of reasons. Living 3000 miles away, not really wanting to see most of those people (and knowing I still have a great friendship with those I would have wanted to see… so I can see them whenever), and not being at the place in my life I wanted to be. Now, almost 2 years later, I don’t regret not going at all. From what I heard, it was actually really lame anyway. It isn’t like the movies, and if you are hesitating on going… you probably don’t need to!

    May 7, 2013 at 05:04