Last year marked the 30th year since I finished school. Can you believe it?! After having celebrated in Byron Bay in 2014, and our friendships ignited like it was 1984 again, the girls and I decided on a trip to the Hunter Valley for this year’s reunion. To celebrate lasting friendships, all the way from teenage shenanigans to the “not-so-grown-up” adult years.
Really, my friends and I have social media to thank for formalising our yearly get-togethers.
After last year’s special reunion, it sparked my natural tendencies to be an organisational queen – and the perfect reason to celebrate! Of the nine of us, seven are on Facebook, making the process super easy. Naturally, all the girls were keen as mustard – some having not seen each other for almost 20 years.
We set a date for March 2015 and travelled in our “glamour coach” with our Coach Captain, Michelle. She’s found her new calling as tour guide/driver!
In a nutshell, the reunion trip was three amazing days of girl-power and escapades, with the Billy Idol concert certainly apt for an ‘80s flashback. Talk about a time warp! Since the teenage years, we’ve all taken different paths; some of us have twins, partners and husbands. Each of us had something to share and there’s a comforting familiarity from these childhood friendships.
In the next couple of years to celebrate a few significant birthdays, you’ll find us in New York City! We are so fortunate to have reunited as a group. Big love and thanks to Michelle S, Michelle B, Wendy, Tracey, Donna, Megan and Mel for being amazing YOU.
We are collecting moments, not things.