The following post was written by Global Gap Year Fellow Simone McFarlane. Simone is spending the first part of her gap year in Mexico.
I feel like I’m way more interesting on paper than in real life. When I say this to my friends, they tell me, “Simone, you’re crazy! You’re 18 in another country doing advocacy work! That’s so rare!”
I suppose that’s true, but at the same time, that description illuminates my point exactly. Yes, I’m in Mexico. Yes, I’m working on health care and violence prevention. Yes, I’m only 18 years old. But at the same time, I’m still binge-watching Avatar The Last Airbender from the comfort of my bed. The only difference is that I’m in my tiny twin size bed in my messy room here in Mexico, instead of my American bed in my even messier American room.
Honestly, day to day I don’t think I’m doing […]