The following blog post was written by Global Gap Year Fellow, Emma Lovelace.
When I dreamt about my life after high school, I knew I needed a big change. I was tired, burnt-out, and desperately needed a break from the monotonous workload and lifestyle during my senior year. Most weeks included procrastinating the majority of my work until the end of the week and then attending a local coffee shop in my hometown, Forest City, and not leaving until I was done. I was tired of moments of relief followed by loads of school work that felt impossible to accomplish. I have always been a high achiever and have been questioned about what motivates me. I never had an answer for this because in my eyes, it just had to be done. I knew school was what I was good at, so I made it my mission to excel. Even […]