How to Prepare for a High School Reunion

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Whether it's been 5 years or a whopping 50, high school reunions are a fun opportunity to reminisce about days gone by. In addition to seeing old friends, high school reunions allow you to strut your stuff. Looking and feeling your best are key to a rewarding reunion. Read on to learn how to prepare for your next high school reunion.

  • Dedicate yourself to an exercise regime. In the months leading up to the big event, tone up, burn some calories and get physically fit. You'll not only look better, but you'll feel more confident.

  • Splurge on a stylish outfit. Don't break the bank, but treat yourself to some flattering new duds that accentuate your assets.

  • Pay a visit to your hairdresser. Update your look with a new cut or color. Whatever you choose, make sure it's different from the style you had in high school. If you're not ready to lop off those locks, opt for a trendy up-do.

  • Define yourself professionally. Even if you're in-between jobs and not exactly sure of your career path, prepare an impressive response. You're likely to be asked what you do for a living more than once.

  • Count your blessings and your bragging rights. From your perfect children to that marathon you ran, recall your many accomplishments. You'll want to mention these things at the reunion.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be yourself. While you do want to talk yourself up, don't fabricate your life.
  • Bring your business cards. Chances are you'll want to stay in contact with old friends.
  • Before attending the reunion, browse through old yearbooks. A lot of time has passed, and you might not remember much about old classmates.
  • Don't drink away your nerves. It's fine to loosen up with a couple of drinks, but don't overdo it.
  • Be prepared to deal with overachievers with bloated egos.

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