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So, some of you know that I'm working overseas. End of August will be 2 years here. That was my goal. Well, few days ago I put in my resignation because I feel this overwelming urge to take a break. Planned on leaving July 15th and planned on getting a job in Iraq though no guarrantee. I'd make a fair amount more up there plus I want to go there. Well, I looked at my finances and here's the problem. If I stayed 2 1/2 months past July 15th then I would have the money for school by the end of Sept. What am thinking!! I do need a break but 2 1/2 lousy more months and I would meet my goal. If I go home for a break I would up end spending a little bit of my savings but I hate to be out of work for too long. Now, I can't start school at the end of Sept because I would need to save a little more for living expenses but I think it might not be a smart move if I leave without a gurranteed job in Iraq.

If I was in an outsiders shoes I would say I'm nuts to quit so close and I need to suck it it up and stay a little longer. But damn, I already said I was leaving.

There are details such as I could probably come back here to work because the site manager said he'd bring me back but then I would have to play catchup with the savings. So many little things that say "quit" and "stay". Anyway, 7 years ago I would have loved to be in this position when I had no money. This is driving me crazy. Anyway, maybe some of you can relate. This is just me sharing.

 

Matt

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I know exactly what you are feeling. I think your "overwhelming urge" to take a break is that you finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and are extremely anxious. It's easy for an outsider to say to just stick it out, but that's my advise. You can stick it out for another 2.5 months, or take a break and kind of hit the reset button. Stick it out there so you can get home and start your training and not have to go back unless you want to. Just my $0.01

 

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Ditto, stick it out!! You will be SO relieved, it will be over FOREVER in 2.5mo instead of dragging it out longer and getting bummed about going back after a little hiatus. Hang in there, you can practically taste it!!!!

 

~HG03

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So, some of you know that I'm working overseas. End of August will be 2 years here. That was my goal. Well, few days ago I put in my resignation because I feel this overwelming urge to take a break. Planned on leaving July 15th and planned on getting a job in Iraq though no guarrantee. I'd make a fair amount more up there plus I want to go there. Well, I looked at my finances and here's the problem. If I stayed 2 1/2 months past July 15th then I would have the money for school by the end of Sept. What am thinking!! I do need a break but 2 1/2 lousy more months and I would meet my goal. If I go home for a break I would up end spending a little bit of my savings but I hate to be out of work for too long. Now, I can't start school at the end of Sept because I would need to save a little more for living expenses but I think it might not be a smart move if I leave without a gurranteed job in Iraq.

If I was in an outsiders shoes I would say I'm nuts to quit so close and I need to suck it it up and stay a little longer. But damn, I already said I was leaving.

There are details such as I could probably come back here to work because the site manager said he'd bring me back but then I would have to play catchup with the savings. So many little things that say "quit" and "stay". Anyway, 7 years ago I would have loved to be in this position when I had no money. This is driving me crazy. Anyway, maybe some of you can relate. This is just me sharing.

 

Matt

 

Stay and finish it out..2.5 months is nothing compared to a lifetime. Life is about the journey and not so much the destination. Enjoy your journey even if is goes for another 2.5 months! I agree with the other respondents, you are just showing anxiety. Relax and have fun for another 2.5 months!!

 

Cheers

 

Rotorrodent

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Well, I will have the money for school at the end of Sept but I will still need to save for living expenses. I guess it will depend on what I decide I need. A place to stay(rent) will need to be covered for a year then food, gas, cell. I'm thinking that I will find a small, fun part time job to cover basic expenses and so I won't have to go through my savings.

The only thing that could delay school is if I get to Iraq then I may use my income from that to pay off my house that I rent out. It would be nice to have a free $800 coming in also. But right now I'm just going to focus on getting the money for school and living expenses. If I got to Iraq and hated it then it would be no problem to quit and just start school.

Thanks for all the encouragement.

 

Matt

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You didn't mention where you were working overseas or what type of work you were doing, but.... you did mention going to Iraq to make money. Just remember - Iraq is a war zone, and people die, even when they are doing everything right (I've been there, I know). You can make a ton of money in Iraq quick, but getting killed or permanently disabled isn't worth some quick cash to me. There are plenty of ways to make lots of money, especially if you are willing to move/travel without going to a war zone. With that said, if you are close to your goal (and not putting yourself in excessive danger by staying where you are now a few more months) then stick it out. The urge to get it over with will only increase the closer you get to your return date. However, stay focused and keep up with what you've been doing and pretty soon you'll look back and think that 2 1/2 months was nothing. Stay focused on the big picture. Good luck!

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