First of all, let me say: I don't "get" Facebook.
What a relief it is to get that off my chest.
That said, I stumbled onto "classmates.com", from "Facebook"... and found myself signing in.
The thing is, getting all caught up in hundreds of people's lives, and spending hours and hours "writing on your wall" at Facebook doesn't send me all a-quiver. Finding out where you are and what you're doing is interesting, but investing my life becoming immersed in yours is not where I'm at right now.
I like the idea of finding out what's become of the people I went to High School and graduated with. And to that end, I took the time to do the "questionnaire", and I've been thinking of the "bio" slot... but how do you sum up the past 26 years in 4000 words or less? What does that look like?
It's been making me try to remember what I was like and who I was in High School so I can evaluate how and how much I've changed- or if I've changed! How do they remember me? What did they think of me? What mark did I leave on their lives?
How vulnerable do I want to be? Do I mention this space, and risk having the people I knew a quarter century ago find me here! And what would they think if they read through the archives? It makes me wonder how I really do compare to my 18- year- old self.
And how do you even start such a thing? "Hey there! Lauralea here! What's new with you? I ended up married to a Minister, and we live in Prince Albert, SK, and we work in a Church... and we have four children, two of which have been launched on society, and the third will graduate next year. Our youngest will be with us for another 5 years. I cook, I sew, I knit, I bake, I blog... I've taken up pottery..." And then what?!
If I figure it out, I'll let you know.
And if there are any weird comments in the near future, you'll know all my old boyfriends found me. And if they're too weird, you'll know why they get deleted!