Monday, August 14, 2006

advance australia fair?

Okay, so here is my dilemma:

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.

Ugh, decisions.


Patty said...

Tough choices.

If it was me, I'd go stay with my sister.

slskenyon said...

It's great that you have two exceptional opportunities lined up here for yourself, so guaranteed, you will spend your next six months doing something that will benefit others while finding enjoyment yourself. I'm sure that one opportunity or the other will come forth as the more feasible option in time, but I know, deciding is a pain in the ass because you don't want to let any of these other people down, and more importantly, you don't want to let yourself down.