Monday, November 13, 2006


My high school graduating class now has a Yahoo group. I've spent part of the afternoon looking at pics from our recent 20-year reunion (which I missed). It's interesting seeing who looks better now than they did then, who looks worse, and who you hardly recognize. I'm fatter (most of which is in my butt and thighs) and have more gray in my hair, and I now wear glasses all the time instead of contacts, but I think I look much the same otherwise. I saw a few of the pics and read the caption under them, and did a double take when I saw who the person was - had I seen them on the street, I don't know if I'd have recognized them. It's funny, too, seeing how some of the women have gone the too tan/too blonde (or frosted) route for whatever reason and how some have chosen to age gracefully. Me, I'm generally going for the aging gracefully - I hate tanning and I'd look funny as a blonde. Here's me in high school - so, do I look mostly like I do now or not?

Homecoming 1985, fall of my senior year.

May 2006

But looking at all my friends from so many years ago makes me thoughtful. How could my life have turned out differently? If I'd made different choices, where would I be now? What would I be doing? What would I look like? Would I have kids? Would I be married? Would I be happy? It's a rather unsettling thought process.

When it comes down to it, though, I am where I am and who I am, and all I can do is make the best of what I've got. Which is nothing to sneeze at, with the exception of my crappy job.


Danelle said...

I think you look terrific. And happier!

Lisa said...

Well, I was a little bit under the influence in that high school picture.... LOL

Danelle said...

Would it be rude if I said your date looks crosseyed?

Lisa said...

No, because he kind of was.

Terri B. said...

You bring up very scary questions here! I am so glad that I ended up where I am in life today. I'm incredibly content and generally happy. I feel very blessed as well. I could so easily have made some decisions that would have drastically altered my life. I'm not even sure I'd be alive if I'd followed some of those paths. Glad you are content where you are and hope you find satisfaction in the job arena soon!

Thanks for dropping by Tip of the Iceberg and leaving a comment. Yes, those old diaries are worth many many laughs.