A Little Ray of Sunshine

I was talking with a friend today who said well we weren’t friends back then. He was referring to high school.

Thing is he is wrong. We spent more time together in close proximity for years before that. The three years of high school are just easier to recall.

We went to Saturday school. Our catholic church’s answer to Sunday school. And I do believe we actually went from junior high through high school.

I do not judge people. Or rather I am working very hard not to but I find myself being judgemental over other people being judgemental. Does that make sense? So I am judging you for acting an ass while you made fun of, whispered about, video’d and posted on line asking for comments.

I.e. the one I saw over weekend where someone filmed a woman at a water park without her consent. The woman being video’d did not know the woman who took and posted the picture. They were at a water park and this woman took offense to the other’s bathing suit. So she filmed her and put it up asking whether or not it was appropriate wear.

Now let me tell you here and now I judged that woman hard. Not the one in the pool I could care less what she was wearing. What I was really perturbed about was how this poster felt that there was nothing wrong with taping this woman and putting that picture with the title Is this appropriate swimwear for a water park?

My first thought was are you fucking kidding me?

My second thought was if that was me that woman would be scorched with the venom and fire I would spew.

And thirdly if I never saw the woman taping me but did see the video after? I will hunt a bitch down and sue her ass.

Me being all judgy.

Now where is this all leading to? My friend and I.

Come October our graduating class is getting together to celebrate our 50th birthdays. Missed the 25th and covid canceled the 30th so here we are. I know that last time my friend went it was hard on him

Cliques like high school. People being all look what I have blah blah blah. People being all judgey. I have no interest in that.

My interest is in meeting with and seeing friends and others I have not seen in forever. People I went from grade 1-grade 12 with. And some Saturday School too.

I am curious. Some of the people I have seen on FB and while the name is one I recall the person attached to the name looks nothing like how I remember them.

Most of all I plan to go and have a fun time. My bff forever since grade 6 and I are staying at the hotel. Looking forward to a sleepover we have not had since we were 17.

I will be myself.

Loud boisterous laughter. Shenanigans. And all in all just a big party. But I will be eating some gummies to keep the anxiety at bay. I mean it has been 32 years since I laid eyes on the vast majority of those kids.

Aug. 31/22

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

7 thoughts on “A Little Ray of Sunshine”

    1. Oh I know they work lol I plan to have a supply with me to help with those hebeejeebies lol that will come from being face to face with all those people. I could not wait to be out of high school it was not a good place for me. But there is the benefit of being 32 years away from that young woman. I am a much stronger woman and my life is where I want it to be, not where others expect it to be. And that will take me a sight further than those who spent years thinking career and money are the be all end all of life.

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  1. Thanks jay,
    I’ll try and work up the courage to be there. I really want to see you and others who I haven’t seen in person forever. A lot has changed. And perhaps I misspoke/wrote , we did go through a lot together. The main thing is is that I am your friend and have been for many many years.

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    1. Absolutely Dave and I look forward to spending the evening with you and others. We are the kings of the hill this time around because we have one thing going for us: We do not care about the material and the look at what I did.
      We are about people and how they fit in our lives as friends and framily. You my man are like my twin brother from a different mother. 🙂

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  2. It’s always interesting to get together with people from high school. Many didn’t turn out at all like you expected…for better or for worse. I’m still good friends with 3 of my high school group. In recent years, our class has a Facebook group and it has been interesting to reconnect with people 40 (YIKES) years later.

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    1. One of my friends the gentleman I wrote about is very uncertain but says if I am going he will too. He will sit with us. I also suggested gummies to help with the anxiety and he had forgotten about those lol It will most definitely be interesting. Especially looking forward to seeing how all the popular boys and girls turned out. Not due to envy but out of sheer curiosity. They were the queen bees from junior high on so it will be most interesting. 😃

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