I'm getting ready for a get-together with my high school class - it's 40 years since we graduated.
Unfortunately, none of the friends I was close to in high school will be there. They have had life issues, conflicts with other obligations, and such. I'll miss them.
I'm hoping that this will be a reunion that I'll remember fondly. I wasn't exactly Ms. Popularity in high school. In fact, I was kind of a dork - and not a happy one. I desperately wanted to be cool and popular. Which, to be honest, I had no hope of being.
What IS great is that my life after high school has been, generally, great. I've been married for 35 years, have great kids and grandkids, and have been successful in my career. I have no complaints.