The following post was written by Global Gap Year Fellow Taylor Molina.

The hardest part of writing anything for me is the beginning of it. Introduction paragraphs may be the death of me because I write too many of them. One essay will have at least four introductions because I write until it feels, well… right. It needs to have the right hook, or the right tone, or the right flow. I can sit down for an hour writing the intro alone and after that is done, the rest of the paper can be finished in less time. I just need it to start right.

On the topic of “starting right” – most people would not think my Global Gap Year Fellowship experience started out right. I mean, I was in an airport for around eight hours and then it took another 45 minutes to get my bag because they forgot […]