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A mother seeking advice from others (also posted in Cradle)

Though soon I will, I was hoping to enter my first "Cradle" entry with my own motherly thoughts for others; I find myself asking for others' motherly thoughts instead.
I had first written something though found a way to say it in simpler form: I am a mother who wants to make a difference. Feels passion towards doing so in a manner more than just the few ours of volunteering a week (never saying this does not make huge impact as well) but feels jumbled with the concerns of what it takes to organize the action (with a daughter) how I can help and BE there to help... Just an analogy to maybe use a clear example...
What experiences or knowledge would you share if a woman, still in the beginning of her college education towards a foreign language degree, with an 18 month old daughter expressed her cycling prayers towards the motherland of all people (as I believe) and how it is the very land that vastly suffers of all problems on earth. This woman expressed the idea of adding an educational degree (specifically for sexual education for youths; emphasis on AIDS prevention) to her progress towards a foreign language degree, but she did not know where to start with the vision (well, considering that educating herself first was necessary). As well, if this vision were to be set in place, the necessary education and safety of her own daughter was first priority with the consideration that they would be in a foreign country.
CURRENT MENTAL STRUGGLE: (and a place for another's input...am I jumping to quickly or am I making sense?) For some reason, while I am in school, I am feeling as though I could be doing something else: my daughter will be going to her own school in a few years (yes, I as well could be her teacher through homeschool, not to disregard the fact that her father and I are still in love and together), by the time I would be
able to use my education to help others, my daughter would need to go to school. Is it absurd to think of traveling and taking advantage of helping others now and settle for school when my daughter must?.... (wow, my questions seem so jumbled) Or is it right to feel that the best action is NOW and there are alternative ways to living and educating myself while BEING THERE to help others?
I gratefully welcome anyone's thoughts and advice. thank you!

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