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    Default Prac overseas

    I am in my final year of study and have been offered an opportunity i don't think i can pass up.

    Studying the orangutans in borneo on a full academic scholarship for 3 weeks in the middle of the year.

    I have a newborn however and leaving her (she will be 9 months old) to scoot off overseas is something i don't know if i could do.

    What would other people do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tastychicken View Post
    I am in my final year of study and have been offered an opportunity i don't think i can pass up.

    Studying the orangutans in borneo on a full academic scholarship for 3 weeks in the middle of the year.

    I have a newborn however and leaving her (she will be 9 months old) to scoot off overseas is something i don't know if i could do.

    What would other people do?
    Do it. Seriously, do it. Yes you will miss your baby but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Do it.

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    Do it!

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    I had DD in my second year of uni, and DS in my 7th year of uni.. No way would I pass up an opportunity like that! Don't feel guilty and go for it!

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    If it was ur OH going I'm sure you wouldn't stop him so why would you not go? It's 3 weeks, a one off chance of a lifetime!! Go for it!!

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    3 weeks isn't that long - who will look after her?

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    My partner or my inlaws would look after her

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    If it was me I wouldn't do it and would then feel sad and a bit resentful about that for the rest of my life.

    So if you have people willing to watch your baby for that period of time and you think they could manage it then jump at the opportunity, it sounds amazing.

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    I think at 9 months I would have found it extremely difficult to leave my DD but now that she's 2 I realise in hindsight it would've been fine. 3 weeks is nothing, a drop in the ocean; it sounds like an amazing opportunity, definitely go!

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    I have to say yes or no by the end of the week. My partner has said that he wishes he could go too.


 

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