Yesterday, immediately after I wrote the Reunion piece and sent it to everyone on the evite list, I felt a sharp pang of regret. Maybe wearing my heart on my sleeve was not as good of an idea as I thought. But then, something wonderful happened.
I started getting emails from lots of people who had read the article and could relate in one way or another. It was awesome to connect with folks about the reunion, high school, and how far we’ve come since then.
Today I am grateful for all the people who took the time to write back. Thanks for erasing the regret that had begun to bubble up inside of me.
2 responses to “Putting Myself Out There”
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the reunion. For several reasons, I hadn’t made much of an effort to attend the reunion. I told myself, since I moved to MN my senior year and didn’t officially graduate from Tosa East, it would be best to just let it pass. Then other silly thoughts came to mind like, I don’t even know those people anymore so why would they care about my graduate studies, travels, career, and current life?
Reading your post made me realize we do all share a common groud by virtue of our years at Tosa East (3 years for me). As I read your other posts, I was very intruiged by “How I Achieved a State of Health To Be Grateful For” article. Congrats – and thank you for encouraging me to make better choices as well.
Regina (Kaus) Enockson
Married – no kids (yet)
Live in MN
Work for IBM, HR Consulting (currently on project in NYC)
@Regina – Your virtual name tag with the checklist made me laugh. It must have been hard to reroot your Senior year – high school is tough enough. Still, I know there were a lot of people who would have loved to see you and hear what you are up to. For me, it was very grounding to see that we are all going through the same thing right now: contemplating our purpose in life and trying to figure out the best way to get there! It was a fun night, you were missed.