Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Old Memories

I created a profile on Facebook sometime ago and just in the past couple of weeks, I've gotten in contact with several of my old high school friends. Yes, I know I said I didn't have any old high school friends, but there are a few of them out there and contacting me to find out what's up with me, no less! Wonders never cease!

But getting in contact with old friends, especially from high school, has had some adverse reactions from me of which I have been surprised! I've mentioned before how miserable high school was for me. Literally, it was like having my head stuck in a hay-baler the whole 3 1/2 years.

Never tried that? You should. It's an experience you'll never forget.

And being in contact with people from a period in my life that was so difficult, it tends to bring up many memories that after 16 years, I thought I'd expunged for good.

My therapist would probably say it's a good thing to open up the wounds, flush them out, bare the nerves until they are numb...and then move on with life. I like the advice. It's sort of how I've dealt with many other equally painful things in my life like my divorce, parent chaos, etc.

3 backward glances:

Steve said...

Hey, I'm on facebook, too. Send me a friend request and then you'll have friends who aren't from high school! :D

Amy said...

you're so great. thanks!

Steve said...

Oh! What the heck!!! I'm your facebook "friend" for less than 3 hours and you just casually sneak a "pregnant with #2" on me? Holy crap! Congratulations! I wish you all the best!

And thanks for looking me up. My 20th High School reunion is in August and I'm also hearing from a lot of people I knew back in the day. I had some of my best times and some of my worst in High School, so I completely understand where you're at.