Sunday, 26 August 2012

Grown Up Gap Year


I'm in a quandary!
I have a milestone birthday coming up! I know age is just number but sometimes you just feel old!

Although I'm desperate to pay off our  mortgage and look to my new career I can't help feeling there are lots of other things I want to do as well ...... I'm not the sort of person to just go off travelling, and Mr M isn't particularly keen on overseas travel so what to do?!

One of the things I've always wanted to do is to volunteer  in an overseas orphanage. There are lots of companies offering these sort of volunteering  experiences and there are a lot of orphanages crying out for volunteers. One of the  projects I'm particularly drawn to  is in Ecuador and involves basic childcare of children up to the age of 7 whose parents work on the rubbish dump, sorting the rubbish ( they don't sort it like we do) It's basic childcare and then playing with the children.

From the website:

  • To love, educate, and give the children hope. We want to see the generational cycle of growing up and working in the rubbish broken.

What do you think?


  1. Hmmm...that's a tough one. It sounds like a wonderful experience and after all your new career and mortgage will still be there when you get back.

    Good luck making the decision!


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  3. I think you should go for it!

    Life is too short for regrets.

    Sft xx

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  5. I think you should definately plan for it, keep researching and planning until the time is right for you. This has actually been a dream of mine that had been pushed back to the back of my mind. Thanks for reminding me. Are you able to publish any links for me? What time length are you looking at going for, the full year?
    Thanks Maria


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