Okay, I'm sure many people before University have thought about a gap year and whether to take one. I have friends who took a gap year and those who went straight to university even though they were completely unsure about if they had chosen the right course. Some of them made the right decision and loved it and others rushed into any course and dropped out. Its a difficult decision deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life especially when its pushed upon you from out of thin air then you have a matter of months to decide. Its nerve wrecking to say the least!
For me it has always either been English or textiles/fashion. So when I found a course that involves both my love for writing and fashion/design I was pretty much sold. However I still decided to take a gap year and I'm glad I Did. I had people saying to me it was a waste of time and how I would lose enthusiasm however to me it has done the complete opposite.
I got a job, it wasn't a great job in all honesty it depressed me so much but I swear seeing how tough it is in the real world its motivated me more to follow my dream to end up doing something I love. Yet the money I saved was great and I managed to experience so much. I went to London, Scotland, Italy and to the south of England and still have a trip to Paris and Zante on the cards hopefully for the next year. I went to my first festival which was Download and It was probably the best experience in the world and I'm definitely getting my ticket for next year as the atmosphere along with the music was an unforgettable experience.
My boyfriend took a gap year with me too, and we both don't regret it in the slightest, we may have had some shitty job's yet we made so many memories this year which makes up for it. It's odd but this year has made me a stronger and independent plus I've gained some lovely new friends and reunited with some older ones too. I'm not saying taking a gap year is for everyone but if you need a break or are uncertain then its a good option. For me personally its determined me more and made me realize what I want to do. It even made me make this blog and I'm so glad I did as its been a great experience. I've even been invited to a couple of blogger events but haven't been able to go with them being in London but still its pretty great to be invited. If you are deciding whether or not to take a gap year, just do whatever you want to do and what makes you happy. You can always refer your university offer for a year too.
As much as I've loved my gap year, I'm equally excited to start University studying fashion, brand promotion and journalism its going to be a change but certainly a good one. Also just remember don't try to please others around you and do what you want for yourself as you will feel much better in the long run!