45 years ago...
Was my graduation from high school. And, this year is our 45th reunion!
Hillsborough High School is still standing and looking the same as it did 45 years ago. The school is a beautiful red brick and sits on a large campus that is made up of several city blocks.
Dreams were made there and shattered there. I dreamt of being a Home Economics teacher - now I don't even think there is such a thing! Instead I worked most of my life as a Secretary/Administrative Assistant...and watched a few other dreams come true.
My dreams of a being a parent came true and resulted in a beautiful and loving daughter. My dreams of being published came true ... not only in magazines but books!
I have mixed emotions about attending the reunion. There are many memories of high school - some good - some bad! But, then I think that happens for everyone. The trick is to outgrow the hurts and become a "grown up" and a decent human being. I've done that!
And, since most of us are in our 60s now - my thoughts are that we have all grown up.
The "maybe" box has been checked - and I'm thinking it would be nice to see how the rest of us have survived.