An Email Awakening

I should have seen it coming. The signs were all there—I just wasn’t paying attention to them. So, when I opened my email today and saw the news that my 10-year college reunion is approaching, I shouldn’t have been so shocked. 

In all honesty, I haven’t even opened the email yet.  I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that it’s been 10 years since I graduated from college.  Sure, a few of my memories of college are already hazy but I can still recall certain lessons as if I just left the classroom. And of course, I remember so many moments I spent with friends and roommates throughout my time at school. 

This milestone made me think of what has happened in my life in the past ten years. It also, ironically, made me think of the comedy “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion,” of two best friends who invent fake lives to tell their classmates at their high school reunion because they are unhappy with their real ones.

Thankfully, I don’t think I have to reinvent a new life. But I do think this is a good time to stop and reflect on what I’ve done, what I want to do, and where I hope to go—professionally, personally and spiritually.

Were there any particular events in your life that made you stop to think about where you’ve been and where you’re going? 


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