May 7th, 2016 → 5:36 am @ // No Comments

“Such wind as scatters young [women] through the world
To seek their fortunes farther than at home,
Where small experience grows.”  – The Taming of the Shrew

There has been a lot of press around Malia Obama’s decision to take a “gap year” between high school and college.  I would just like to note that I took a gap year 20 years ago now, before it was ever made cool by a president’s daughter.  Mine was between college and graduate school and I worked at a minimum wage job for half of it, and for the other half drove around the U.S. in a car worth $300, staying at youth hostels and camp grounds, and visiting 44 out of the 50 U.S. states.  It was amazing.  And yes, everyone should do it.

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