Time to jump into the way-back machine and go back a whole lot of years. It's my senior year in high school and instead of the usual collection of votes for class characters, most likely to succeed, most athletic, etc. somebody came up with the idea of "Seniors Select Outstanding Classmates for Seats of Honor." While I was honored and appreciated the concept, holding an empty chair looks like we're on HSN trying to sell it, or years later, in a bar trying to steal it!
At our class reunion last summer, I grabbed John Lucrezi, and with the help of Mike Demeter, we did our best to reenact the moment so long gone by in a grab shot at the bar! Mike is a professional photographer in Ohio and over the years he did several family portraits for my folks, and growing up in a small town our mothers even went to high school together. (I shared one of Mike's winter images in a post almost three years ago.)
The fun of Throwback Thursday is the trip you get to take just kicking back in a comfortable chair and strolling down Memory Lane. It's a fun thing to do. Keep an eye out for things that are "fun," because it's one of those words so often lost in the day-in-day-out pressures of business today.
Even if you don't share the moment in a blog post, find your old yearbook and enjoy the trip. And, if your senior year is at least twenty years behind you, think about how much the world has changed. Enjoy how much you've changed, and then do an inventory of your goals from then to now.
Happy Throwback Thursday!
Note: Sorry about the quality of the high school shot - it's a scan from an old yearbook.
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