Sunday, April 17, 2011

Life Goes On

We decided. Alvin is not going to school this year. It was a difficult decision to say the least. Ultimately, the decision came down to the research projects. The schools that accepted him would have involved research projects that were not a good fit for Alvin's interests and career path. So he turned them down.

We will be staying in or near Salt Lake and Alvin will continue working at his current job, which he likes. We are looking forward to having the time and money to enjoy hobbies, family, and travel. We feel good about the decision. And now we get to once again decide what we want for our future. Lots to look forward to and plenty of possibilities. One possibility...after hearing about Alvin's decision to not attend Purdue, a professor there sent Alvin an encouraging email. He said to keep in touch - he's requesting funding for a project next year that Alvin would really enjoy.

7 comments:

Snap said...

Sweet! Excited to hear you're sticking around awhile.

Brian Hays said...

Sounds like a good plan to me. It would be horrible to be trapped for 5 years of working hard on something you're not that interested in.

Plus, now you still live close to us, so that's even better.

Clay said...

Wow, That's huge! Congrats and good luck.

Rachel said...

Awesome. We are happy for you. Now we just need to get together.

Ashley said...

Yay! I'm glad you're staying here! I ran into Alvin and he told me about the big decision you had to make. I feel you have chosen wisely :) Viva Utah!

Rachel said...

hey let me know your e-mail so I can invite you to our blog. We just changed it to invitation only. razel.rae@hotmail.com

mrp670 said...

I've learned in my life that sometimes doors close and you don't understand until later when the right ones open.