I have been to my 10 year high school reunion and my 20 year is around the corner. So I have this advice from experience and hoping I can use this advice for the next one:
1 - Don’t starve yourself for weeks before the event to fit into an outfit you really have no business wearing.
Most of the class gained the freshman 15 plus mommy weight, so not being your 18 year old weight is totally expected and realistic.
2 – Don’t pretend to be the inventor of something you did not invent or be a top executive of a new startup and you do not even know what they sell i.e. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
3 – Do take this opportunity to talk to as many people as possible. The Prom Queen may have been off limits to you 10 years ago but today she is no longer a queen. The truth of the matter is, very few people remember each other (especially if your class size was above 250). 10 years is a long time and 20 even longer. So she won’t remember you are the one that threw up in the high school cafeteria on her new Reeboks.
4 – Don’t feel like you have to bring your spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend to make a statement. Most times they will be bored out of their mind. They could care less who the class clown was and the “remember when’s” will get stale. You don’t have to prove that you have a significant other by them being present.
5 – Do be yourself. Most people could spot a phoney a mile away. You don’t want to be the one that is the “phoney” at the reunion. Be genuine and honest, even if they aren’t. That means don’t brag about superfluous things, and if you have to brag do it in a subtle way. Certainly do not undermine your successes, just finagle them in to the conversation.
6 – Do steer clear of drama. So don’t bring up long lost memories that should be labeled “forgotten.”
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