Friday, June 01, 2007

10 Year Reunion Road Trip

I love Pinkberry. After months of passing it on an almost daily basis, I finally indulged in a plain frozen yogurt with raspberries, blackberries, and coconut toppings on Friday. It was so delicious, I had another one on Saturday. Yum.

I leave early tomorrow morning for a mini road trip with Pele. We're heading South for our 10 year college reunion. I wasn't going to go but she finally convinced me, and I'm kind of glad she did. I think it might be a little awkward, seeing so many people I probably never knew or have forgotten in the last 10 years. However, it might also be a lot of fun.

I wasn't looking forward to the memories, but now I've started thinking I might be pleasantly surprised. I spent most of my college years discovering my inner feminist and hanging out with my college boyfriend, a guy that has since go on to become wildly successful and married. I'm not sure how I'll feel returning alone to what used to be our stomping grounds, even though its 10 years and several relationships ago. For the longest time, I thought of him as the one who had gotten away (even though, perversely, I let him go). He's not going to be there because he's a year younger than me, but I suspect that the memories will be.

Reunions and similar things that mark the time are probably good to attend. They give you a sense of distance from the past and valuable perspective, which can be both saddening and freeing. Here's hoping I end up feeling more free than sad after this weekend.

3 comments:

Starshine said...

I hope you have a blast at the college reunion. It is so easy to only remember the good times in a past relationship and forget the reasons that you "let him go" in the first place. If you feel sad because of memories of your ex, that's only natural, but revisiting your alma mater might also remind you of the reasons you made such a good decision in breaking up with him!

BTW, you have become wildly successful yourself!

Gypsy said...

I hope you have a great time! :)

wordnerd said...

Have a great GREAT time and be proud of all of the progress (personal, professional, etc..) that you've made in 10 years. Remember, we're all works in progress..:*)