Class reunion is coming up, and memories abound, about my high school years. I graduated, in 1978, From Lakewood High School, in Lakewood New Jersey. Yup that 30 year mark is steadily approaching. How I wish I still had, my yearbook. It perished in a fire some 23 years ago, along with many other things precious too me. I wish I knew of a way to get another one. I know it wouldn't be quite as special, being the autographs, wouldn't be embellished, within this book, which along with the pictures, is what made it so special. I was fortunate, to find one of my old classmates, on classmates.com, who forwarded a copy of my Senior year picture, from her yearbook, not too long ago. What a shock it was for me. I haven't seen it, since I lost my book. Having this chubby 19 year old , with long locks (the style at the time)staring me in the face, really gave me a chuckle. I have lost 45 pounds, since that pic, and not to mention about a foot of hair. I also have grown and changed immensly. I guess life can do that to you. Especially a hard one.
I am no longer that shy, chubby cheek, face teen, eager to please all, regardless of weather it made me happy or not. I have learned, to be me. Although I am still a person who, will always lend a helping hand whenever I can, or lend an ear, I have learned that I am important too. And I do not have to conform to anyone elses way or thinking, or to what they feel I should be. I have learned to respect others views, but also learned, that I am entitled to my own. My heart has never changed, but I have grown. This is where 30 years past, has landed me. And I am much happier, then that chubby cheek teen, in my Senior year picture.
Does anyone else have a class reunion approaching? Can anyone suggest a way, to get another yearbook?