The following post was written by Bridge Year Fellow Amena Saad.
I’ve been in Cairo and away from Cape Town, my first “home away from home,” for just shy of two weeks now. Life is MOVING. Everything is happening so fast. This blog post is my attempt at unpacking what was an incredibly formative, fulfilling and intense first leg of my gap year experience; wish me luck!
Cape Town was, simply put, a dream. During my first weekend there, I spontaneously joined a fellow intern and a few of her friends on a road trip to the West Coast National Park. I was overwhelmed by a feeling of absolute serenity as we sat atop a massive boulder towards the end of our afternoon, munching on clementines and laughing like we’d known each other for years. My biggest pre-gap year concern was a fear of loneliness, and there were several moments on […]