All About My Gap Year // Cloudy Skies Blogging

Hello again!!

Today I thought I’d write a slightly different style of post all about something I’m really exited about – my gap year! I can hardly believe that starting this summer I’m going to be taking a year off everything to go and explore the world and really experience life. As I’m sure you can imagine it’s something that I’m really exited about and I hope that I’m going to be sharing a lot about my travels here on my blog over the coming year. As I’ve finally got all of my plans sorted for next year and because my gap year is pretty much all I can think about I thought I’d share my plans with all of you and give you some insight into why I’m going to be going on this adventure.

I guess the best place to start is ‘why am I going?’. For me the idea of going straight from GCSEs to A Levels and then straight into university honestly made me want to crawl into a hole and never leave – very tempting idea I know. Although I love learning and cannot wait to go to university in 2019 I know I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the experience in the same way if I were to go straight from college into university. I started looking into different gap year programs and started learning about the opportunities that are available out there.

Of course travelling and going on adventures is super exiting and I can’t wait to make all of those incredible memories, but I also really want to go back to doing plenty of the things I love to do. I really want to start reading more again, spend plenty of time practicing yoga and focus more on my blog. I’m really hoping this next year is really a year where I focus on working on myself and becoming much happier and healthier before I go off to another three years of stress and mental breakdowns.

As for my plans? This summer I’m off to France to work on a campsite for three months. On my days off I’m hoping to do a little travelling and exploring of France and fingers crossed I’ll make some great friends while I’m over there too. Then I’m back in the UK for a few months working and hopefully doing a few quick trips abroad if I have the chance. In January next year I’m going to Nepal for three months to teach children English and once I’m done with that I’m going to spend a few weeks in Nepal travelling and going to see all the sites in Nepal and hopefully even go elephant back riding in one of their national parks! When I come home I’ll be doing a mixture of working, preparing for university and traveling when I’m free.

Fingers crossed that means my Instagram is going to be fabulous next year and then after that I can get really exited about going off to university to study nursing at the University of Liverpool. I’m so exited for this next year and fingers crossed I’ll have plenty of great stories and photos to share with all of you. I hope you enjoyed this post and if any of you are going on gap years or have any gap year stories be sure to let me know in the comments below. That’s all from me for now, I hope you enjoyed this post!

Until next time,

Bethan xx

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