For some people, like me, they didn’t have the opportunity to take a gap year when students hop onto the travel train instead of career train. I didn’t have the funds to pursue this and needed a job. I felt at the time that I was missing out of this right of passage to spread my wings and satisfy my taste for adventure. Little did I know that 5 years later I would get that opportunity to take a gap year in my late 20s. I never thought that you could really take a year off when you’re starting your career, but why the hell not?! I was given the ideal situation to take a career break; time to re-set my life while travelling. Life is too short to let anything or anyone (especially yourself) hold you back!