Tuesday 22 August 2017

What success really looks like for the fairer sex

Dearbhail McDonald ponders our definition of success as she faces going to her 20-year school reunion

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Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

For weeks now I've been casually Googling the words "school", "reunion" and "fears".

The amount of sites and links offering advice on how to "survive" your school reunion is staggering: there are endless articles on how to manage the "emotional storm" and triggers - from euphoria to trauma - you may experience if one is looming.

Psycho-babbling peddlers aside, there is nothing like a school reunion (my 20-year reunion falls this weekend) to unleash, at best, an exercise of healthy self-appraisal and gratitude or, at worst, a kamikaze act of crippling self-flagellation.

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