I took an overnight trip all by myself this weekend. I went back to my roots for my 20 year high school reunion. It was a little surreal to feel and see the effects of time in my classmates, and yet to find personalities and relationships felt so much the same. I am grateful and happy for these memories and bonds from my past, but I was eager to get back to the life I am leading now. I no longer have the weight of insecurity as I did in my youth. I recognize that we all have our flaws, and we all have our gifts. I know more who I am, appreciate what I have, and look forward to what is to come. And what came were many hugs from my children upon my return, and a date in the spring for a weekend with old girlfriends.