I wish I had a penny for every “Never change!” written in the back of highschool yearbooks across the globe. What a curse confused as an accolade! This week was my ten year high school reunion. No, I did not go. Yes, I did photo-stalk the pictures tagged on Facebook and was surprised to see a few things:
1. I do not remember
some many of the people I apparently graduated with.
2. Some people look and look like they act exactly the same. Scary.
3. Some people look incredibly different and seem like they’ve become some pretty rad adults. This restores my pride and hope in my generation.
Highschool is in that twilight zone of feeling like it was both just last week and also multiple lifetimes ago. Reaching far back into that time before college, before marriage, before Africa, before kids. Before I knew a little more about who I was and why.
Back then I had a hunch, but now I know for sure that the best is always yet to come.
My senior picture? Bam! That’s a whole other blog door to open.
Although I didn’t read any Merton in high school, I held this sentiment in my heart as I graduated and it has resulted in a decade of an incredible life.
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” – Thomas Merton