In 1992, Ben Tallis is coming to terms with the recent death of his father. His ability to cope isn t helped by the fact he s secretly in love with one his best friends. At least keeping a daily journal helps him make sense of events, and he believes it s the perfect preparation for his plan to one become a successful journalist. In 2012, Ben has achieved his career ambition he s a highly respected journalist and is engaged to a hardworking and ambitious lawyer. But this seemingly "perfect" relationship is fraught with problems. Ben mentions in passing to his editor he has received an invitation to a 20 year school reunion but doesn't want to go. His editor, however, smells a great feature article and insists Ben returns home, faces his past including his secret teenage yearning and writes a feature on how much we change and yet in so many ways stay the same. As Ben reluctantly re-engages with his past, he soon comes to realize that we can never run from the truth or who we truly are."