Top 3 Reasons to Get a PhD

Pink said, “Just give me a reason,” and Lady Gaga said she had a Million Reasons. Ever in search of the middle ground, I came up with 3:

phd studetnt

3. Relive your misspent youth with a higher credit card limit. (I wish. I work more in a month than I ever did in a semester of undergrad. Free food is even more appealing now because I didn’t have to prep it, not because it’s free.)

2. Summers off. (Ha^Infinity. That’s endless, maniacal laughter a la The Joker.)

1. It’s great for your hair. (Mine all fell out and grew back curly– something that I couldn’t achieve with a perm, hot rollers, and all the hairspray in Texas.)

dolly hair

I didn’t know how much I liked my straight hair until it all fell out and grew back curly.


About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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