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High School Reunion?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This year our high school is having a combined reunion for the classes of '64 & '65.

I have been reluctant to sign up for this. The last time I went it cost $50. This time, the cost is $75. Yes, money is a concern, but most all of you on this site probably know what my main concern is.

For the last reunion, I was just starting to have health problems. I was having a little problem with my legs, but not much back then. And of course, my weight was not an issue. I was still working and I wore dresses all of the time. If my weight was what it was back then, I wouldn't be concerned about going to this event.

I want to go, but I think that I am concerned about what those old classmates will think of me.

My best friend will not be going with me....... she is still in a nursing home after her heart problems and stroke. This saddens me for more reasons than I can mention.

I do have another casual friend that I keep in touch with and she has agreed to go, if I will go.

Then the weight factor jumps back at me.
O.K., I realize that none of us are young anymore and probably a lot of us have gained weight....... but, they are not me.

A couple of days back, I went out to get my morning newspaper. I have a glass storm door in front of my front door. I looked up and saw my reflection. I never saw my face, only my wide hips. When I did, I thought..... Why am I so worried about what other people are thinking? I should not be worrying what they think. I am not trying to date the guys or impress the girls. They will accept me or not. If they don't, they will miss something really good..... me emoticon

I will probably go, but those insecure feelings will still be with me.

I am hoping that I can avoid talking about my health and just talk about old times and all of the good things.

Wish me luck, I know I will need it. emoticon

P.S. I forgot one of the most important things...... I won't be able to dance emoticon
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  • PURPLEPEONY
    Everyone else probably have the same thoughts that you`re having. I`d just go and have a good time.
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    2349 days ago
  • AHAPPYSPIRIT
    Just go to the reunion any way and enjoy yourself. Don't compare yourself to others. They too have issues. I'm sure they are thinking the same things as you. Be happy, enjoy yourself and remember old time. emoticon
    2350 days ago
  • IOWAGRAMMA
    Well, I hear you and would probably say the same things to myself, but...and for me here is the big question...why do you want to go? To see people? To visit with old friends who have similar early life experiences? To laugh and joke with them and to simply enjoy yourself while you re-connect with them? If so, then go! But, if the reason is to see who might be larger than you or less physically able or whatever...then I'd say don't do it. I think I really know the answer and I bet you do, too. Many (if not most) of your former classmates are probably thinking the same thing you are right now. You have to make your own choices, but I say go, have fun, enjoy yourself and never look back!! Hugs, Jeannie
    2350 days ago
  • RAINBOWMF
    You have to do what you want, don't let fear ruin it all for you.
    Good luck and keep us posted on your decision .

    Mary
    2350 days ago
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