Actually, no. No freak outs. Pure excitement.
I don’t know what it is about reunions that freak every body out, although I seemed to notice a common trend that the girls that didn’t feel like they really fitted in at school are the same people that aren’t so keen on reunions. I seemed to fit in with most things at school – I had a good group of friends, I got B grades, I was in a few sports teams, I acted in a few productions and the fashion show and I interacted with boys. I didn’t feel inferior or left out in any way. But I also never made anyone else feel like they were different or any less of a good person either, I wasn’t a mean girl.
10 years later, I am lucky enough to have a degree, be married and have a baby girl. But again, I don’t proclaim to have made it or be any better than anyone else. I am happy and comfortable in myself, and the life I live. So I was more than happy to visit our old school and old school mates.
Our head girl and I organised a day of fun.
A morning of school sports against the current Matric sports teams. A morning of fun and laughter and intense levels of fitness and a few injuries – all signs that we are getting old!
|All dressed and ready for sports day (except the pregnant fairy)|
|In hockey action…|
|Our “Old girls” hockey team|
|In netball action|
|The young and old netball teams|
|Haha, not so much soccer going on!!|
|Keep Calm and Play|
An afternoon of high tea and a quick catch up with old friends and teachers, and an interesting tour around the school to see how things have changed.
|School badge cake|
|Matrics of 2003|
|Beautiful school courtyard|
|Lesson in our old Biology lab|
An evening of dinner and drinks, fun games and prizes and plenty catch ups and reminiscing about the good old days. What an awesome day of swapping stories, remembering sweet and terrible memories and being 18 all over again!
|My oldest school friend, Mel|
|Our only take of a group shot – camera died on me!!|
Have you had your school reunion yet?
What are your views on reunions?