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Should I take the plunge?

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wickerman Sat 24-Sep-11 17:48:33

I've been offered a place on a very prestigious course. It's one year, full time, and my immediate response is " I can't, because of the kids." There are good reasons for me to immediately go to this position - I'm a single parent, and both of my kids have health issues, and I don't have relatives or friends who can help me out, and my ex husband is a workaholic who has never helped me out much and is unlikely to suddenly step up now.
However. I have wanted to do this course for 15 years. I applied on a whim this year. It's a course that could radically change my life, my prospects and my self esteem. The thought of doing it makes me skip around in glee.
However, again - it will involve me borrowing a lot of money - it will be EXHAUSTING - I won't see my excellent dds very much for a WHOLE year - I don't know WHAT I will do if one of them gets ill - I am already a witch from stress and fear.
HOWEVER again, doing this course could, if I get through it - make my life WORK in a meaningful way , which in turn would enhance my daughters. ANd stop me becoming a bitter, twisted witch.
Thoughts please?

bonnieslilsister Sat 24-Sep-11 18:19:13

Can you put an advert in The Lady?

You must go for it by hook or by crook! smile xx

roadrunnerbeepbeep Sat 24-Sep-11 21:09:26

Best work advice I ever had - Never be afraid to invest in yourself.

This from someone who became one of the most successful bankers in the US.

Write a list of all the obstacles - and put down as many solutions as you can against each one. If you are really motivated you'll find a way to make it work.

Good luck.

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