I could make this sound like the beginning of a graduation speech when I say it will all feel like yesterday, yet time will go by so fast it will slip through your fingers like hair. Seeing those faces, it's a quiet (depending on the face) reminder that yes, it's been a whole friggin' decade and we're not getting any younger.
I can say this, I went to it proudly. Sure, I was nervous as hell, but I had nothing to be ashamed of. It took me a moment, but I've been successful since my four-year-stint as a high schooler. May not have been the most obvious path but I'm making the most out of how I've gotten here. Tomorrow's going to be twice as intense, cocktail wear included. There's no telling what the outcome will be but I have a feeling when it's all over I'll be a little relieved. There's only so much nostalgia you can take until you're ready to get back to your current life, not staring behind and marveling the past.