Gap Year Photo Calendar

Good Morning World!

I feel like I have blinked and summer has disappeared! I think that a lot of people will be feeling the same as I am right now, but for me its more than just summer.

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I don’t know if many of you may be aware but this time last year I finished my A-levels and decided to have a gap year before my deferred place at University. I didn’t feel ready to move away from my family just yet, and mostly because I didn’t really know what I wanted. I spent the year working full time at the job I already had prior to starting my gap year, I work in my local Care Home looking after the elderly which is a very fulfilling job. Along with having a job I have gone back and forth over the idea of going to University in the first place; I would say I am a very indecisive person especially when it comes to big decisions that will ultimately change my future, so after looking at countless different Universities, Colleges, Apprenticeships and jobs, I came to my final conclusion.

My gap year has benefited me as it meant that could not only save for Uni and have more money behind me, but it also meant that I am sure on my future and what I want to get out of my degree. I cant speak for everyone but when I have something to work for and something that I want to achieve, I work harder than if I’m just doing it for a “what if” reason. For example, my GCSE grades and my AS grades don’t reflect what I can do, I had no drive, nothing to work towards, nothing I wanted to do. About halfway though my second year at Sixth Form I knew I wanted to do Psychology at University and I worked my butt off, and it paid off. It just goes to show you how much goals really do help drive you.

So after I’ve finished rambling on, I am going to post one picture for every month of my gap year to illustrate how I have changed and what I have done this past year, starting last September.

September

 

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October

 

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This photo was taken at the Roman Baths in Bath.

 

November

 

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This was taken at the Birmingham Christmas Market, in Birmingham.

 

December

 

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This picture was taken moments after passing my driving test! FIRST TIME!

 

January

 

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February

 

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Valentines Day

March

 

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April

 

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May

 

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June

 

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This photo was taken at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

 

 

July

 

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This was taken at Burton Dassett Hills in Warwickshire.

 

August

 

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This is a picture of me rowing at the Palace of Versailles in Paris.

 

Thank you for reading, I’ve had the most amazing year and I cant wait to begin the next chapter of my life at University next month.

Love Georgina xxx

 

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