Twenty Years Gone By
This weekend I went out to eat and just stared, mouth open, at the prom dresses the girls were wearing. I sure as heck never looked that sophisticated nor did I ever show that much skin in public. Holy cow! I couldn't believe the cleavage some of these girls were flashing. They boys still looked really young though, lol. All skinny, didn't know where to put their arms and legs and had a hard time looking their dates in the eyes. Who could blame them with all that bare flesh tempting them?!
Here are some questions from my reunion questionnaire that I thought were interesting. Feel free to share answers from your own high school experience.
1. What teacher or class best prepared you for your life?
English and Speech probably helped the most but no class really prepared me for “real life”. High School in general prepared me by teaching me to communicate and get along with a lot of different types of people.
2. Do you think you’re the same or different than you were in high school?
Both – still a little shy, still like to read a lot and learn but I’m more willing to try new things and not so concerned with whether I fit in or not. Traveling a lot and living in so many different places has made me a lot more independent. Now I better appreciate good friends like the ones I made in high school and still keep in touch with – you know who you are DBs! (My friends and I made up a secret sorority called the "Delta Betas".)
3. What did you do following high school?
I went to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and studied Business Administration. I did an internship in London, England for Merrill Lynch. After college I worked for State Farm Insurance in IL and MD for 10 years creating online applications for agents.
After leaving State Farm, I worked for an internet startup in D.C. When I moved to NY I worked for a publishing company and started doing literacy volunteering which I continued when we moved to Ohio. My husband and I are moving to Richmond, VA in May and I’ll look for something to keep me busy then. Hobbies/Interests – traveling, blogging, cooking, Pilates, reading detective novels
4. Give us a Family Update
I met my husband on a blind date in MD. We got engaged after 3 ½ months of dating and have been married for 6 ½ years. We have a yellow lab Sampson and two cats, Spenser and Hobbes.
My brother John (Class of ’85) is married and living in Tampa, FL. I am the doting Aunt of Nicholas, age 8.