So my excitement stopped when I saw the topic (sorry, Sprite!) Because I don't have much to say about reunions, but that has never stopped me from writing a post before, so why start now? So here goes...
This past May marked five years since I graduated from law school. It seems crazy that five years has already passed. According to state standards, I am no longer a "new" lawyer. You have to be within three years of practice to be considered "new," and I'm coming upon five this October. Anyway, I digress...I got invited to my law school five year reunion. And they don't send out real invitations anymore, they send out Facebook ones. And without any hesitation I replied "no."
Now don't get me wrong - I made some friends in law school, but honestly, the ones I made, I still keep in touch with. And I say this without any hesitation that law school made the most miserable three years of my life. Given the opportunity to do it again, there is no way in hell I would. There is a reason that people say lawyers are jerks. Because a lot of them are, and I'm sorry, some of those people I knew in law school, I have no desire to see them again, let alone act fake and nice. So...I said no. Would I really pay $75 to spend time and eat crappy food with people I have no desire to see? Um....no.
I also didn't go to my high school ten year reunion back in 2009. For many of the same reasons. God, I'm awful, aren't I? I think the only reunion I would attend would be the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism reunion if and only if my Arbutus (yearbook) colleagues were in attendance. I absolutely loved my time at IU, and I would go back there for a reunion without any hesitation. But heck no to high school and law school.
This last November, we did attend T's 10 year high school reunion. And it was somewhat how I pictured mine would have been, except there was a cash bar. (My school provided the drinks for free, in an attempt to get people to attend, I'm guessing.) T and I ate dinner, had a glass of wine, and we left. It was quite uneventful, and I think T wishes he had saved the money.
So there you have it - my experience with reunions. Am I the only one in thinking they aren't always the best, though well-intended? Stop by Sprite's blog and see what others have to say about their "reunion experience."