Gap Year: Making the most of your Experience

No matter what you expect from this experience let me tell you that it is neither all black nor all white. If you have read my experience you know that there will be highs and lows but what you make of these moments, of this year is your decision. I could have decided to go home but I stayed, I could have decided that this was the weirdest or even the worst year of my life but I still believe it was one of the best years in my life because this experience is what we make of it.

There is not one person that I know who has traveled for an extended time in another country who had the PERFECT experience. However, as I talked to my friend about their experience they all had some weird stories to tell or some moments that were not all that fun but none of them complained. Each and every single experience is good to take. Every situation you end up in will have an effect on you and I can say that the saying “I never lose, I either win or learn” has never been truer in that case.

I have learned so much from my personal experience:

My parents won’t always be here to get me out of someĀ tricky situation.

Speak up and find someone you can trust and has the power to help you

Screaming and crying won’t help the situation but God sometimes you feel so much better afterward.

You can do whatever you put your mind up to

Breath – Everything will be alright

It is not a bad life, just a bad day

You are capable of way more than you expected

Everyone is different and every experience is different. Not everyone responds the same way to certain events so do not listen to much to others. An experience like this is unique, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Do not give up on your dream to go abroad because you know someone who had a bad experience and can only see the bad in every situation because it will not be your experience. Each experience is unique and your experience is what you make of it.

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