The ‘Gap Year’ Might Be Good for Young People — But It Will Cost Families
Nicole Dieker

Wait, seriously? This is a Thing now? I was actively discouraged from taking a gap year after I graduated (2010) because I didn’t have a good reason, such as EXTREME FINANCIAL HARDSHIP or, like, chronic illness of some sort. It was totally fine, and I’m glad I didn’t take one, but my brother was one of those kids who could have really benefited and he got the same spiel.

That said, I finished up college a semester early and spent six months working on the pro rodeo circuit…turns out employers go nuts for that shit when they see it on a resume.

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