POWAY — Although the anniversary has come and passed, I’ll be celebrating my 10-year high school reunion tonight.
My early enthusiasm to see everyone again is slowly giving way to trepidation. It may surprise some of my loyal readers, but I wasn’t the most popular kid at Poway High School.
Without a circle of close friends, I’m largely going to the reunion to see how everyone has changed. I’m an observer so I know I’ll have a good time on that score alone.
One of my regrets is that I won’t be able to be in two places at the same time. Roswell High School choose this night to have their reunion as well. Having transferred to Poway in 1994, I don’t know if I would be welcome there, but it would be great to see some familiar faces if only for a night.
It’s a big reunion weekend. In addition to the Poway and Roswell events, my parents are attending their 20th reunion in SLC.
All these events hearken back to an earlier time. I recall some of the things that I was when I was 10 years younger. Obviously life doesn’t always live up to expectations, but I wonder about all those days that went past.
One of the things that our organizer is providing is an e-book of photos and people’s updates. I had to condense 10 years of my life down into a few paragraphs. It was tough but this is what I came up with:
The decade since PHS has been a messy blur of challenges, most positive.
I went to UCSD, graduating in 2000 with a B.A. in Communications and minors in history and theater.
After stints as a cafeteria worker serving the Chargers, working for a dot-com and temping, I launched my career as a reporter.
From 2001-2004, I was at The Daily Mining Gazette in Houghton, Michigan (avg. 180 inches of snow per year).
Returning to California in 2005, I’m working at the Enterprise-Record in Chico. In addition to writing, I’m spearheading the paper’s efforts to expand Web reporting.
Music remains a part of my life. I play clarinet in the UCSD Pep Band. Spun discs as a college DJ. I’m often found singing karaoke at various Chico nightspots.
Currently single, I’m hoping to star in the next edition of “The Bachelor.”
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It’s pretty concise of the bright highlights of the past 10 years. I’m off to check some old yearbooks and to get ready. Here’s hoping they have karaoke. 😀