Really struggling on whether or not I should fly to Cairo for my grandmothers funeral, 5 days before my orientation. We weren’t close & lived on separate continents nearly my whole life, but I want to go to support my mom. It’s a huge inconvenience timing and cost, but I’m having a dilemma right now. One side of me is saying I’m 28 and I won’t be able to attend every major event another is saying you travel all the time if this was a quick trip to London you’d do it in a heart beat so just go

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Book a ticket and don’t revisit it. Trust me.

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I did this recently, SF to Eastern Europe and when I was there I had zero regrets and never will. It means more than your mom can ever put into words and is good karma for everyone else there. Everyone will be feel better know how successful your grandmother was as she produced a grandchild who is that compassionate and economically successful!

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Just go! Go for your mother, she needs support. God provide Strength to her and everyone affected :)

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Sounds like the kind of thing you’d regret in the back of your head for a long time if you miss it tbh

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It's a tough one, but I would go.

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I’d probably go if I was in your shoes. I wouldn’t want to regret it later on in life

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Go. The cost and inconvenience won’t matter within 2 weeks of you getting back.

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Put yourself in your mom’s shoes for a second and then make your decision.

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I BOUGHT MY TICKETS

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Nicely done

Trust: people are going to respect the move if they know why. (And they’ll judge you hard if they know you skipped out on it for orientation.)

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So sorry for your loss. I would go - it will be worth it to be there to support your mom!

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I’ve tried to bring up the topic with my mom and she said it was fine if couldn’t make it, but I could tell it made her bummed for the evening

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Thanks all!

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Had this kind of stuff a few times, always regretted it when I did not go

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