20 years ago this past week, I graduated from high school. While it wasn't the best years of my life, I do have some fond memories of time spent with friends.
I was an average student that didn't work as hard as I could of. Once I got to college, I got straight A's. I was not into clubs or sports, but now I enjoy belonging to crafting groups and running. I was the girl that wore lots of black and pale makeup to go with my Doc Martin's. Now I'm the mom sporting flip-flops and badges of my little leaguers. I was the girl ditching pep rallies, not cheering on the cheerleaders and dance team. I was the quiet, shy girl. Now I can be shy and quiet, but I have definitely come out of my little shell. I had terrible skin...well, some things don't change :)
Anyway, I haven't spent too much time reflecting on this milestone, except with the occasional reminder that the big reunion is coming up. A few times I considered going, but the more I thought and read about it, I realized that is an expensive party for people that really weren't my friends. Of course with the wonderful invention called Facebook, I have reconnected with those that meant the most to me in that time frame.
No, I don't have the glamorous job, wear designer clothes or have traveled the world. I don't have a fancy house or had the opportunity to go away to college. But I did fulfill my dreams of teaching, for many years. I am a mama and a wife. Most of all I have love in my life. My home is happy and we are happy. I am exactly where I am supposed to be at this time with the people in my life that are supposed to be here. I would probably like to see some pictures or hear a story or two from the party, but I am living my best years so far RIGHT NOW.
My BFF, Shannon and I