My sister has invited me to skip next semester at university, and go stay with them in Perth, Australia as a kind of nanny. She's having a baby in October and she's going to have to go back to work (as a doctor) pretty soon; understandably, she's not too keen to send a little four-month-old off to daycare every morning.
I find this idea velly, velly tempting, especially as I spend this week learning what the different manner of articulation, place of articulation, etc etc of different consonants are, panicking about the test, and wondering why I need to know this stuff and why I was ever crazy enough to do this course. Also, there's something quite nice about knowing I would get to look after my little niece/nephew whom I was wondering if I would even get to see before the end of next year.
Only problem: Kirstie, a girl at my church, and I have been organising a girls' kids club for our very needy neighbourhood, starting next year. Our church just doesn't have the huge reserves of man/woman power to run things like this and it's very likely it would get put off for six months if I wasn't around. Kirstie thinks I shouldn't go. This makes me feel very very guilty, because I really want to.