Tuesday, February 15, 2011

High School Reunion

I realized my five year high school reunion will/would be this year as I was looking through Facebook at people I was friends with then. It made me anxious. It's interesting to think about how much has changed in those five years- how much I'm different, how much I have always been the person I am. I credit most of that to going away to Nebraska for college. Many of the values I grew up with didn't change when I went to college, unlike some of my friends, and I am thankful for that. In this way I think I am a lot the same girl I was five or more years ago. My thought processes, my habits, recognizing my own will and making my own decisions, though, were things I never really considered when I lived under my parents' roof. I am grateful my parents both gave me the opportunity and forced me to be their child for as long as they did. Because of their strict guidance I have seen myself grow and change in ways that I might not recognize had they not been so authoritative.

That said, I don't know if I'll ever go to a high school reunion.

1 comment:

Tia Peterson said...

You can go to my reunion! It promises to provide plenty of semi-pro paintballers and motocross racers.

I'm glad you made the comment about your parents "forcing you to stay their child." I think that often, when we're kids, we can't wait to get out into the "real world" and be adults. But when we get to that real world, it's most often our parents' guidance that helps know how to handle new situations. Something to be grateful for :)