July 20, 2009

yearbook starts with y



In just a few weeks, my high school class will meet and catch up on the last twenty years. I have to say that I am not going. I had originally planned on it. I was excited to be there. But finances got in the way. And I just felt like if I had an extra $800 laying around (hahaha!) wouldn't I rather spend it on spending time with the people I love? You know, rather than spending it on seeing people I haven't spoken to in years and years... and can visit on Facebook (yuck) if I feel the need? If I lived around the corner... or even a few states closer, I think I would go. Because yes... there are people I want to see... wanted to maybe renew a friendship with.

But I wonder... if those people I used to know... would they know me now? Would they recognize the girl who was in the woman I am? Because I have grown... a lot. I am more outspoken... more fun... more aware of who I am, and who I need to walk through each day. And if they read my words and saw my heart... would they recognize me? Or would they wonder? Years and years have passed... dreams have come and gone... life has molded and shaped me. Am I the same person? Am I different? Or am I just more?

True friends carry on... and on into your life. Those are the people who know me best... and recognize me today... as that same girl from long ago. And as I glance through my yearbook, I realize again that there is a time and season for everything...

Working my way from Z to A with Jen at Unglazed!

10 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is great...I surely would not recognize the person you WERE...that is if you really were quiet and shy!!
Love your yearbook picture. You don't look much different, just happier maybe..more confident for sure.

Shelley said...

Dawn - you sure were a cutie! (And still are!!)

Mildred said...

Great picture. I have never attended a reunion either. Just kept up with a few close friends.

Jen said...

I went to my 20 year reunion. In a way it was a waste of time and in another way it was good. I discovered that some people never change, and in the instances I am refering to that's a shame.... 'cause there's always room for improvement. ha.
Your senior picture is adorable!!
Then comment below "believe in yourself.." sounds like you. ;)

Cassie said...

You haven't changed a bit. Still have those fabulous eyes!!
I went to my 4-0 reunion--the first one I attended and it was interesting. I wasn't born again when I was in school, so you know I was really a different person.

Most everyone knew who I was, but I sure didn't recognize some of the people...men really changed in appearance.

reliv4life said...

I love the way you write! year book - great Y!! you look a lot the same - better hair now! :)

Margaret said...

Great post! I feel the same way about reunions. Why spend money to see people that have gone their separate paths? I make time to see my true friends who have prevailed through my life.

Ben said...

I've never gone back, either. I see the people I care to see most, and feel sorta "grown away" from others. Very thoughtful post!

Kathleen said...

i didn't go to mine last year either. but as someone who has stumbled upon the "new you" via your blog - let me say how glad i am to still know you!

Sewing-Chick said...

$800 ?! Wow, that's a chunk of change for a reunion! I didn't go to my ten year but hopefully I will make it to my 25th. If it's under a hundred dollars, that is!