Last week an old high school friend “friended” me on Facebook. I was excited! It’s been 27 years since I graduated. Wow. I actually had to figure that out. Time sure does fly.
I pretty much haven’t seen anyone since our 10 year reunion. Last night I got an invitation on Facebook for a get together next week of members of our class who are “Friends” at a local bar.
At first I was quite excited. But, as I think about it, it’s kind of intimidating. . . would I recognize anyone? Would I know their names? Did I do good enough in my life? How do I look?
The get-together is a very informal thing – just a group getting together for the holidays to catch up. I am privileged to have been invited. I will not be attending to judge people and would absolutely bet they won’t be there to judge me. And I am excited to see who might come, who has kids, and what they have done for so many years.
Do I have regrets? Yes. I wish I had kept in touch with some of the people I knew so many years ago. I did have some very good friends back then, but I stayed in my town while many of them traveled off to college. I went to school locally and worked. I became engaged. It was a different life and I lost those old friendships.
Maybe this Facebook thing is a good thing afterall — how wonderful to have this new opportunity. I look forward to meeting these NEW people and who they have become.