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My 10 year high school reunion is coming up in August, but I have to decide by May if I am going and pay for the tickets. I am debating if I want to because High school wasn't the greatest experince for me.
Other because mine is NOT coming up, but I do plan to attend. I really love my town, however, I hated HS. I had a really bad experience during my sophomore year and when a girl found out about it, she told others and it caused me a lot of extra grief. I left HS early and immediately got my GED. I had went through the hell of it for so long that I couldn't take it any longer. It wasn't something as simple as having your phone number written in the boy's bathroom. It got pretty bad. What happened to me was humiliating and when this girl found out and told everyone, I really didn't think I'd ever stop feeling like trash about it. Things got worse and worse and eventually I felt the need to stand up for myself, which resulted in my second fight. The girl's boyfriend ended up beating the lights out of me (literally! Lol) and that was the final straw. I was suspended, he was too, but I left and never went back. Thankfully, my family understood. My dad had such a hard time with it. The guy who beat me up had been sort of bullying and threatening me and day after day my dad would call and ask him to leave me alone (lol love having a protective father!) and finally he got a little rude to the guy. He was 18 and I was only 15 so we went to our local police after my dad taking photos of my eyebrow swollen to hell and back, my cheek bone, head and my injured knee. Sadly, the told us there was nothing they could do about him hurting me and turned us away!
OK how the hell did I end up on THAT story?! LOL. I'm sorry. Anyways, HS was a bit** for me, I left. My dad and mom were really good to me during the struggle and encouraged me while I was getting my GED. SO my point (although I went crazy getting to it! lol) is that although I hated HS, I cannot wait to go for our reunion. Mostly because I made it through all those nasty, nasty things and am so good now! I am kind of proud of myself now that I think of it. It makes me feel good to be able to see the people that told me I would amount to nothing and let them see that it actually turned out opposite from what they thought. I also would like to go to meet back up with friends I've lost touch with and see how they are.
Heck, I'm only 22 now so my reunion will be long away, but I still think I will go. I still live in the same place I did when I attended school, but things have changed in our area and it'll be nice to go back and see everyone and maybe re-friend some of my oldies!