I’m sort of writing this book, its about my formative teenaged years. A big part of this time is school. A lot has happened in my life since I left school at age 16 with grand ideas and big plans, but that got waylaid by love, which is suitable bearing in mind it’s ‘that day’ again. Because life got in the way, I wasn’t very good at keeping up with my friends from school days; I’ve got one schoolfriend left and she’s busy in her life and a long way away from where I live now.
I went straight into Waitrose when I left school, because all my school friends were working there and I loved it. It was thought that I was not taking a career seriously enough and having far too much fun, which you’re not supposed to have at work, so I buckled down and got a proper job in the Inland Revenue, in HMRC. I was bored as hell there and I spoke to a sister of a schoolfriend, who told me about her job in Lloyds Bank, she encouraged me to go and talk to her manager and the rest is history. I met ‘Husband in a hurry’ although he wasn’t in a hurry then, he took me to football matches on dates, we got engaged; I couldn’t wait for the ring and we walked down the aisle together.
We bought a house, we became parents and I was diagnosed with MS when I was almost 23. It turns out that my GP knew when I was 19 but didn’t say anything to me. Two children and a husband and we are 40 years down the line and I need to make contact with school pals, they can help fill in some spaces in my MS brain.
You won’t believe how hard it is, I’ve tried, I’ve tried. It’s like school never happened. I must admit I’m getting a little paranoid. I keep thinking that they’re all in touch with each other and I’m not included, which takes me back to the school days when I felt that everyone was talking about me behind my back. I don’t think they are, but my irrational mind says otherwise. Now, I know that one of my youthful boyfriends lives in California we were in touch on facebook for a while and then he unfriended me, why Anton? Why? Girls get married and change their names which makes it hard and I’ve searched but to no avail. I have Tweeted Romsey Advertiser and libraries in both Chandlers Ford and Romsey this morning in the vain hope that they might be able to help.
If I don’t hear anything soon, I’m just going to make stuff up!