It’s been a busy month at our house. The main event during this hectic month that just passed is my daughter’s graduation from high school. We’ve been celebrating since last month when she received her acceptance letter to college. Follow that with all the end of school events for three daughters and you can see how hectic things have been around our house. It’s a good kind of chaos though, one that I’m sure I am not the only parent to welcome.
We live in a university town so as soon as May comes around, it only means one thing. Graduations! All the hotels get booked up and there seems to be more people in restaurants and shopping areas.
For us though, graduation season strikes closer to home. Last year, my eldest daughter graduated from high school. She is now just finishing her first year of college. The year went by so fast, we’ve hardly had time to breath and here we are and it’s graduation time again.
I receive articles from the Simple Dollar via my email subscription. Even when I don’t have a lot of time to read, I try to do a quick glance at what Trent is writing about because I think he has one of the most valuable blogs that I subscribe to. I always get something from his articles, be it good, savvy financial advise or just some life lessons that are worth reconsidering.
This article came at an opportune time because it’s graduation time again. Like I mentioned previously, it’s also prom time again; summer is just around the corner! But, first, graduations.
I agree with what Trent said in his article. I don’t remember what I did with the monetary gifts anymore, although they were certainly very welcome at the time; but I still do remember the celebratory dinner and get togethers during the time. I remember the conversations and the general feeling of excitement and anticipation from family and friends. Everyone was giddy with anticipation of what is to come next. It’s that feeling of embarking on a new journey that I remember the most vividly, but had almost forgotten until I read this article.
So before you go out and buy an expensive gift, consider instead, giving something more memorable…