Gap years are an opportunity for self discovery and maturity. They are an opportunity to travel, volunteer, and impact the world. Among all else, they buy time to increase financial stability and take a break from school. This latter statement is where I find myself. I’m not traveling the world or volunteering abroad, but I’m living with my parents working a full-time job.
There is one word that describes post-graduate life the best, limbo. Graduating college is both exciting and uneasy. I know I am not alone in this feeling. There is no script to follow in this transition, and I am subtly learning about myself day to day. I want to share my gap year reflections and discoveries with you all, and I hope you can relate to some of my experiences.
As of 2016, I am a graduate from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in biochemistry and a minor in psychology. I am applying to medical school for matriculation in the fall of 2017.