Today is going to be my 20th HS reunion. I am looking forward to it. It’s also one of those milestones that makes you wonder where you are and about the journey to get there.
Twenty years ago I was 18 and wicked excited about going to the University of Chicago in the fall. I planned to major in physics and maybe even study dark matter and cosmology. I do wonder sometimes why I didn’t try longer with physics.
Now, I have a wonderful wife, good friends, a job… I do wish I had more money and some other things.
Without question though, I am much, much more grounded now. I have learned to live with enough. This doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes crave shiny things. And I certainly have too much stuff.
I wish I had less student loan debt and kids. So it goes.
Things are going well for me. I am tempted next to buy a Writer’s Market and start working on pieces for submission. I feel like this blog has improved my writing and am grateful for the practice.
And of course I look forward to seeing a bunch of people in person I usually only see through Facebook.
I leave you with Montgomery High School(NJ) ‘s alma mater:
We sing your praises Montgomery,
Hail to Montgomery,
Living on and on in your heart we will never die in you are spirit lies…
We sing your praises Montgomery
Hail to Montgomery
… Memories will hold
We will never forget the colors: White, Green and Gold.
Almost remembered the whole thing.