Last weekend was my school’s reunion for those who had left five years ago. It was strange to be back in a building which I had spent so much time in whilst growing up and not a lot had changed. Yes, the classrooms had got new tables and there were now TV screens in the corridors(?!), but it was still very recognisable.
I hadn’t seen many of the people though since leaving school so it was strange to see people again after so long. Most people hadn’t changed much and although I didn’t remember everyone at first I soon did.
Somehow though it all felt a bit disappointing. Here are a few possible reasons:
- People hadn’t changed as much as I had expected them too
- The £10 entry fee which wasn’t worth it for the one free drink and the limited buffet
- The lack of a number of key people, there were about 40 people from a year of 160
- Most people only cared if you had studied politics or economics / worked for one of the big graduate employeers / lived/worked in London [None of which are me]
Maybe its just that I’ve grown up and school was a long way in the past, after all it was almost a fifth of my life ago.
It could be worse though, my older brother reminded me that its ten years since he finished university.
One reply on “5 years on…”
It’s also been far since I updated my blog than you did yours.