A week ago I celebrated with many of my high school classmates; it was our 30th reunion, and we had a great turnout.

It’s amazing how quickly all of the years we’ve been apart disappeared — it seemed like we picked up right where we left off in May of 1988.

We laughed as we reminisced about old times: homecoming spirit week, classroom pranks, embarrassing moments, beach trips, pop quizzes in biology and graduation weekend were just some of the great memories we shared.

We compared notes on where people are now and who’s kept up with whom. We laughed about things we remembered about teachers.

While talking about the “good old days” was my favorite part of our time together, we also caught up on our lives today — jobs, children and experiences we’ve had since we all went our separate ways all those years ago. We’ve all gone in really different directions, but we really haven’t changed that much over time.

Looking at our group, it was hard for me to believe that we really are all grown up.

If you have friends you haven’t seen in a while, schedule a reason to be together. Don’t let 30 years pass before you reconnect with old friends.

For the Class of 1988, an event that was only supposed to last for a couple of hours went on for close to seven, and it was midnight before everyone cleared out. I have to admit that I didn’t want the night to end — it really was fun.

The people that I walked the halls with day in and day out all those years ago have turned out to be really neat people, and I love that so many of us were able to spend an evening with each other.

We all decided that it had been WAY too long since we’d all hung out and made plans to get together sooner rather than later.

I’m looking forward to our next gathering already.