The Reunion as Yardstick

It's five years after graduation. So how do I measure up?

In September the thought of my five-year college reunion, to be held in mid-October, was making me nervous. I wasn't quite certain why. I was excited for the chance to see longtime friends and catch up with old acquaintances. But I also had a deep, unshakable sense of uneasiness. I initially attributed this to some of the usual reasons. What had I accomplished since graduation? Did I stack up? To some extent, we all want to come back to an event such as a reunion as the perfected versions of ourselves.

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