2012 is going to be a fun year. No, I'm not talking about the end of the world (seriously people... not going to happen). 2012 is my 10 year high school reunion. I decided to volunteer as one of the planners of the reunion and have been trying to research venues and such to hold the event. As excited as I am to plan the event, I will be more happy to see friends and acquaintances that I don't normally see on a normal basis.
High school was awesome in the instance where all of your friends were around. You had classes with them, ate lunch together, and did things outside of school. It was easy to get together since we all lived in the same town. Come senior year, many of us were applying to different colleges and universities. That was when things started to hit me... the days of everyone living around each other were coming to an end.
I've read the statistics where most people, no matter where life takes them, usually end up living within 50 miles from where they grew up. There is some validity to that, even with my classmates and myself. Social networking has made me realize how my graduating class has spread out across the country (and a few on the other side of the globe).
So what is it that I miss? Having all of my friends from junior high and high school together in the same town. I know that everyone won't be able to make it to the reunion next year, but having that opportunity to bring a lot of us together will be a night to remember :-)