As I wander through grad school, it becomes more and more evident what really matters in my life. As I strongly value a higher education and love the process of achieving it, I also dislike the time commitment. For the first time in 3 months, I had a Saturday entirely free. While some may take this for granted, (understandably) I spent my time with the ones I love. I believe family is the strongest bond in life. Unfortunately, some people aren't so blessed to have a loving family always by their side. nevertheless, I enjoyed seeing my beautiful niece, my amazing sister and my parents today. With rising cost of education, many question the validity and purpose of a higher education. As you may be able to sense, I think it's extremely important not only in ones success in life, but also as a way of discovering new things that wouldn't otherwise be possible. Interestingly for me though, the cost of education doesn't seem to be my immediate concern. It's the time commitment it requires and the effect of not being able to see the ones I love as frequently. I guess all I can do is keep plugging away, keep digging, keep pressing on, keep trying and it will all pay off in the long run. Until then, I won't take the priceless moments for granted.