Why Come to Your Reunion?

Attending reunions offers a unique opportunity for individuals to reconnect with their past, fostering positive emotions and personal growth. 😁 While it is true that reunions can sometimes bring about psychological, financial, and logistical concerns, it is important to focus on the many uplifting aspects they offer.

High school reunions may evoke memories, both pleasant and unpleasant. However, these encounters provide a chance for individuals to confront and overcome past challenges, such as encountering the individuals who may have caused distress in the past. By doing so, individuals can demonstrate their resilience and personal growth, proving that they have moved beyond those negative experiences. 😊

One common apprehension about attending reunions revolves around physical appearance and perceived lack of achievements. However, it is essential to remember that everyone has undergone changes since high school, both externally and internally. Reunions can serve as a reminder that beauty comes in various forms and accomplishments are not limited to societal expectations.

Embracing one’s unique journey and celebrating personal growth is a valuable mindset to adopt. It is through revisiting shared memories and reconnecting with old friends that we can gain valuable insights into our present selves and the paths we have chosen.

For me, I simply came to realize that I have only one life and my 1983 Camarillo High School classmates are a unique group I share so much with. 😌 There is no other group of people for which I share age, city of upbringing, and in some cases, many years of seeing each other nearly every day. Now that I’m older, my life’s experiences have made me better and stronger and I’m now more able to communicate effectively and interact with others far better than I was able to as a teenager. 😁

As part of the reunion planning committee, it has been amazingly therapeutic for me to reconnect with Donna, Wendy and others. Seeing and speaking to them on Zoom has been a wonderful preview to our upcoming Reunion Event on September 30th. It has been so wonderful that I’m really looking forward to being there. I’ve already booked my ✈️ flight, my 🏎️ Turo car rental and my 🏨 Vrbo room rental. And can you imagine, I’m spending the πŸ’° money and dedicating ⏳ time to be there, even though my entire πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ family has left Camarillo!

What I’m really trying to say is, come! This year’s theme is “Come As You Are!” 😁 I’m certain you will have a πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽˆπŸ§¨ great time. Not only will you have fun, but reconnecting with our classmates can and should be a positive, uplifting and rewarding experience that is unique to us individually, but collectively, too.

If you have apprehensions, πŸ“§ email us. Let’s reconnect πŸ€—. We have 7+ people on the Reunion planning committee, so far, and we are all looking forward to seeing you there.

By Troy Lyndon ACHS Class of 1983 Alumnus
FYI, yes it’s right. “alumnus” is the singular of “alumni”
Disclosure: For the portions of this article not specific to my life, I want to credit Psychology Today for some of the important points specific to how and why Reunions can be healthy and uplifting. With that said, I did rewrite all of it to make it our own, original content.

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