I never did a PhD. I did start taking classes once towards that lofty goal. Classes were in the morning before work. After a semester or so, with full time work, young kid and family, it became really hard to keep going. So PhD for me remained a Pretty Hard Decision, to pursue or to give up I was not sure then and not now also.
Yesterday I was on the phone with my friend, a university tenured professor and PhD to the boot. During our conversation he briefly mentioned that one of his friend got PhD after retirement. Somewhere in a corner of my heart, I felt a little bit of envy, may be a little jealousy too. I must have seen a ray of hope also and wanted to know more.
My fried explained that after retirement his friend got (Blood) Pressure, Heart attack and Diabetes, in short PHD.
Now it is not a pretty hard decision for me to stay away from that phd.
The day was hot. We had the a/c running with all doors and windows closed and drapes pulled tight. As the evening slowly turned into night,outside temperature was falling rapidly and soon outside was cooler than inside. As part of our normal routine during summer days, it was time to open the windows to let the outside cool air come inside. This made me think about the purpose of windows in our daily life. As the clock was ticking slowly and the day moving towards Thursday, I was feeling pressure to write my poem starting with the letter “W” for week 24 of my fifty two weeks journey with “W”. I will be honest, there are times when I think of not writing for Write Anything Wednesday. Who is going to notice? I know I will notice and once I break my commitment, it is gone. So with a weary body, I drag myself to write a poem starting with the word “window” and hope that I can complete it before the clock strikes twelve.
This post is in response to Write Anything Wednesday-July-13-2016 sponsored by Writerish Ramblings