This coming weekend is my ten-year high school reunion. Yes, it’s true.

This seems like a big deal. I mean, it is ten years. That’s a pretty high percentage of my life thus far. Something like 3,650 sunrises and sunsets have come and gone since I was that semi-innocent, know-it-all 18-year-old kid many of you knew and loved. I find this very hard to believe. But life, as we know, teems with these kinds of fully-expected surprises.

In a blink of an eye, a decade went by… sort of. I went to college. Fell in love. Got married. Moved to Dallas. Started a professional…ish career. Discovered eBay. Got a Myspace page. Well… maybe it was a long blink.

Shelley and I will be heading down to my old city this Friday. I am optimistically anticipating an unforgettable weekend. I have a lot of thoughts on this milestone, and I’m sure the actual event will provide me with many more. I’ll share all those upon my return. First things first…

For a weekend, I’ll be 18 again.

See you in Brownsville.

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand and Community at Virtuous Software. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.

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