Friday, April 25, 2008

Taking a gap year - a good idea

The Today show (or MSNBC, or iVillage, or some combination of the three) looks at the issue of a teenager taking a "gap year" before college, i.e. heading off into the world to have some adventures and figure some things out before hitting the books.

I think it's a great idea. I took a year off in the middle of college. I'm glad I did, but I could have done a better job planning it. One reason I was gone for a year is that I was really confused in college about what to do with my life. I think if I had taken a year off beforehand, some of my confusion might have been alleviated. Which would have been a really, really good thing.

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