Hey Everybody, I’m Vee, an 18 year old Gapper from Brisbane, Australia.
Here’s a little bit about me: I graduated from high school in November 2016. My gap year started in 2017 from the 3rd of January and is fully booked until March next year. Originally my Gap year was to end in the September of 2018. But then this meme happened:
Well… I didn’t only want to extend. I also found out that I’d like to go to university in America, but it’s too late to apply for 2018, so I’m aiming for 2019. A long way away I know. Until then:
- Anthropology and culture
- Memes (if you haven’t noticed)
- Candid photography
- Listening to music
- Going for walks (while listening to music)
- Museums and Art Galleries (I think I’m physically allergic)
- Any kind of bike riding
Gap Year Program Checklist:
One term of study in Oxford, England taking the subjects Anthropology and Japanese. 8 week long surf camp on New South Wales, Australia’s coast.
- Attending Japanese language school in Tokyo for 9 months. (Currently)
- Attending an Ethnographic Field School (Next up)
Why a Gap Year?
Since I was a child I knew I wanted a gap year and I was lucky enough that my parents didn’t mind the idea and were willing to fund it. After high school I desperately wanted to “grow up”, knowing that I couldn’t do that living at home, in the same environment I was exposed to since childhood. It doesn’t encourage the fostering of new habits and there is no element of exploration.
My father also gave me a very good point:
What, really, is the difference between working 50 years and working 49?
Well, there is none. And that year will be 1000 times more worthwhile should you put effort into making your dreams for it, a reality.