Why Not?

This economy can surely get one down. Or so I’ve heard! I’m taking advantage of this downturn to move forward aggressively on my Ph.D. studies and am truly having a ball. Now that does not mean to say I am not looking for work; I am and I do. However, why not enjoy the more studious route while I’m at it?

Once again, this economy can surely get one down. I thought of this while contemplating and possibly postponing our celebratory graduation trip for our youngest son completing high school this month. When his older brother graduated four years ago, we splurged and spent two weeks in London, Paris and Madrid. Surely it was the best vacation our family of four experienced in years. So we thought long and hard about son #2’s graduation and his desire for an Alaskan cruise, and again thought, why not?

So our reservations have been made, and although it might appear extravagant for these tough economic times in 2009, we will celebrate this wonderful achievement in the same manner we celebrated son #1’s graduation. Education has always remained a top priority in the Mather system, and moving on to this next big step in higher education is clearly a celebratory event. There are just some celebrations that shouldn’t be deferred, and one should embrace the moment for what it is. Why not?

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