Begin it.

Five months from now, I will return to DSST, this time as the Senior Project Coordinator. This is thrilling for two reasons–(1) it very well may be my dream job, as it allows me to work with kids full-time on projects , and (2) it doesn’t start until November. This means that for the first time since, well, ever, I have an extended amount of time off of work/school–time to travel, learn, read, explore, and think.

Friends and family (and husband!) have unanimously and wholeheartedly encouraged me to not get another job during this break, but to allow myself the time to pursue other interests–things like re-learning Spanish, writing a business plan, and doing web design. I am so grateful for all your support and reminders that I am not making being frivolous or selfish.

I will use this blog as a place to post updates, plans, photos, and thoughts on the ways I will spend my Half Gap Year.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — Goethe