Should I go?

So! It has been 10 years since I finished high school, and this May, I could attend my 10-year high school reunion. It’s in Toronto, which, as an added bonus, means I could visit with my folks (well, assuming they’re not in some far-flung locale at the time), and a couple of other friends in the Big City. On the down side, because it’s in mid-May, it’s too near Leah’s due-date, so she wouldn’t be allowed to fly with me, so I’d have to go alone.

And it’s not like I’m particularly eager to see anyone from my highschool. With one exception, I haven’t spoken to any of them in years, and can’t say that’s been sad. I left highschool and came as far west as I could for a reason: to get away.

But it’s been said to me that I should go, not because I want to, or I’ll enjoy it, or be happy I did go, but rather because I’ll regret not going if I don’t.

So, world-at-large, should I go? For those of you old enough to have gone/missed your 10-year HS reunion, did you make the right decision?

Update (Feb 11): It’s decided and I’m not going to go.

14 Replies to “Should I go?”

  1. I can hardly imagine why you would regret missing it. Perhaps I’m wrong but these things seem more for people who are excited on hearing that they’re going to happen and wouldn’t ask such questions on their websites. I’m not going to mine and I haven’t heard any argument yet at all that has come close to changing my mind.

  2. I can hardly imagine why you would regret missing it. Perhaps I’m wrong but these things seem more for people who are excited on hearing that they’re going to happen and wouldn’t ask such questions on their websites. I’m not going to mine and I haven’t heard any argument yet at all that has come close to changing my mind.

  3. I went, and thank god Day went with me, because it was pretty much a waste of time. But in a way I’m glad I went — it satisfied some mild curiosity if nothing else. And helped to gain closure on high school traumas… seeing all those “popular” kids and seeing how average they all are. I don’t know if I would go if I had to travel across the country, though.

  4. I went, and thank god Day went with me, because it was pretty much a waste of time. But in a way I’m glad I went — it satisfied some mild curiosity if nothing else. And helped to gain closure on high school traumas… seeing all those “popular” kids and seeing how average they all are. I don’t know if I would go if I had to travel across the country, though.

  5. i’m not going to mine. i don’t regret not seeing any of those people for the last 10 years, why would i start to magically regret it after more than 10 years?

  6. i’m not going to mine. i don’t regret not seeing any of those people for the last 10 years, why would i start to magically regret it after more than 10 years?

  7. Well, I’m glad that the consensus is not to go. I don’t know if it’s pregnancy hormones or what, but the idea of Steve going to his reunion without me really had me worked up. All irrational and possessive – not like me, but real all the same. Crazy 🙂

  8. Well, I’m glad that the consensus is not to go. I don’t know if it’s pregnancy hormones or what, but the idea of Steve going to his reunion without me really had me worked up. All irrational and possessive – not like me, but real all the same. Crazy 🙂

  9. Ya, I’m all for the no camp. I went to mine recently, but only had to travel across the G.Straight to get there. And my experience was this: totally blown away in the first 5 minutes by how different everyone is, 10 minutes later became convinced that everyone was exactly the same. Which is neither good nor bad, just meant, there weren’t any startling revelations or new discoveries. I did reconnect with a handful of people (who I had been connected with in the past and thus the above observation was not a hindrence), which was great. But really I could have found them anyway. If I had to fly across the country I wouldn’t really have thought twice about it. And given that Leah will be on baby count down, I wouldn’t leave her 😉

  10. Ya, I’m all for the no camp. I went to mine recently, but only had to travel across the G.Straight to get there. And my experience was this: totally blown away in the first 5 minutes by how different everyone is, 10 minutes later became convinced that everyone was exactly the same. Which is neither good nor bad, just meant, there weren’t any startling revelations or new discoveries. I did reconnect with a handful of people (who I had been connected with in the past and thus the above observation was not a hindrence), which was great. But really I could have found them anyway. If I had to fly across the country I wouldn’t really have thought twice about it. And given that Leah will be on baby count down, I wouldn’t leave her 😉

  11. If I had to take a flight to go to my high school reunion I would definitely pass.
    Unfortunately, I currently live across the street from my high school. It is pretty sad because it reminds me of Homer’s “Travelled the Least Distance To Get Here” award. My reunion is not for another couple years so hopefully I’ll have moved by then… 🙂

  12. If I had to take a flight to go to my high school reunion I would definitely pass.
    Unfortunately, I currently live across the street from my high school. It is pretty sad because it reminds me of Homer’s “Travelled the Least Distance To Get Here” award. My reunion is not for another couple years so hopefully I’ll have moved by then… 🙂

  13. I’m also for no. Life is about moving forward and if you are anxious about it, that’s probably a sign you should just keep on keeping on with the current phase of your life. Don’t look back!

  14. I'm also for no. Life is about moving forward and if you are anxious about it, that's probably a sign you should just keep on keeping on with the current phase of your life. Don't look back!

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