Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Could I? I don't know, maybe I could!

At the end of last year my closest friend had a bit of an emotional breakdown and fled London to recuperate in Kenya with her mother for a month or two.

This month or two has now extended to her living in Sudan running some sort of American Corporate Living Complex and exploring other random parts of Africa. She isn't returning to London until July/August and I miss her more than I can explain to anyone. Considering that we usually talk on the phone for more than an hour each day and haven't done so probably since the beginning of December you might understand slightly.

She keeps me grounded and reminds me not to lose my sanity and obsessive over every small thing - which is a common occurrence in the world of Miss M.

The point of this is that of late she has been hinting about how great it would be if I came and joined her in Sudan. You get paid in wonderful American dollars and all of your living expenses are covered so perhaps it isn't that bad an idea - paying off my debt would be a wonderful thing.

Today she informed me* of the many American Companies making documentaries in Sudan and how they have been recently advertising for crew. Apparently the money is amazing and there is so much going on there.

In Sudan? I'm inclined not to believe her so I am waiting on the forwarded mail regarding the said job positions. I think it is just a ploy to get Miss M to come and play with her in Sudan.

But you never know ...

3 or 4 months living in a completely different country earning lots of money and doing something that I love with my best friend near me.

It is actually mildly tempting.

What else is this life for other than taking chances and exploring as many possibilities as you can?

*Whilst we don't have phone contact there is still the wonderful invention of MSN - this is the only way I've been staying sane!


The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

3 to 4 months, eh? That would be such a great adventure! It's worth the consideration :)

The Divine Miss M said...

It is isn't it? You never know, could be one of the most exciting things ever ... but I don't know if I have the guts to do it :(

KaB said...

Jump...she will catch you :)

If everything checks out alright, then why the hell not?!? I would research it a hell of a lot more & ensure that safety is tip top otherwise, what are you waiting for?!?

You know how I feel on life & chasing dreams...no need to elaborate on this topic!

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

Aw? Just do it! :) Like Kab said, check everything out first and give it a go! You'll have your best friend there :)

Meghan said...

Follow your gut instict, take the plunge and DO IT!

phillygirl said...

If the job offers are real, go for it :) What is the worst that could happen ... really?

sweets said...

if it's a solid offer... go for it!!!

The Divine Miss M said...

@meghan - Ye, you never know hey

@philly - There is no job offer yet, she was just commenting on all of the jobs that are available and wanting me to come out

@sweets - I will look into it :)

Ruby said...

hmmm....sounds a bit suspicious....but very interesting. I'd suggest checking everything out and then taking the leap...it might be the best thing you've ever done! just remember tho...you aint allowed to have any regrets!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Wow!!! What an incredible opportunity...I say do it while you're young and free (i.e no children/partner etc.)

I know it's daunting but how exciting too and besides it's a few months, not a few years so why not? I'm with Kab... check it out and enjoy the journey

You could regret not going one day, so I say take the jump! x
BUT...I have one condition. You HAVE to carry on blogging!!

Elise said...

Trust your gut instict. 3 - 4 months is a short time. I'd jump at the chance. Have fun with it. If its a disaster you'll have your best friend there to laugh about it with xx

Mike said...

In the Sudan?

Well, i'm pretty sure you are white, and not a child, so you're relatively safe from abduction while walking to the water hole.

Still, I'd learn to dodge bullets and/or invest in a kevlar vest.

Good luck, and send pictures!

Michelle Hix said...

Came over here from Elise's.

Wow, I honestly can't think of anything more exciting than taking a 4 month adventure in Africa with my best friend. Seriously. If she is already there...what are you waiting for? How completely exciting! Take your laptop and your camera!