I have spent the past year working with a team of classmates planning our high school reunion. But as reality sets in, exhaustion takes toll, and the date approaches, I have become overwhelmed with anxiety. I was tempted to think about all the excuses I could make NOT to show up. Never mind the fact that I've promised to host 150 of the coolest classmates and spouses on the planet, or spent a ludicrous amount of money on stupid orange shoes that hurt my feet. I am still dreading the whole emotional roller coaster of it all. Why? I LOVED high school! I can offer you a plethora of excuses, but in an effort to remain transparent , I'll just give you the lame shallow ones that ran through my mind.