Ever wonder why so many TV shows and movies are set in high school? It seems we can’t get enough of floundering teenage romances, dramatic football games, and shenanigan-filled prom nights. Of course, that’s just part of the high school experience. High school also involves taking like seven classes at a time, joining after-school clubs, and practicing sports. Oh, and lots and lots of standardized testing and pressure to be on a “college-bound” track. Not to mention you might be working at a part-time job to keep the cash flowing.
All of that can be downright tiring. It’s no wonder if by senior spring, you’re ready for a break—a break that’s longer than the two months before college. You’ve heard of a “gap year,” right? It sounds great. It sounds tempting. After spending four years writing countless double-spaced essays in Times New Roman and far too many hours churning through standardized tests, who wouldn’t want to chill a little before racing ahead?
So, should you take a gap year after college? This decision tree should help clear things up:
That wasn’t so hard, was it?