Student Loan Hero
Thanks Student Loan Hero for quoting me in this very useful article about why taking a year off before college–otherwise known as a “gap year” is useful. https://studentloanhero.com/blog/gap-year-participants-share-advice/
The point of the year off is that it’s an opportunity for you, the student, to get a break from the constant barrage of tests, homework, tedious teachers and the like, as you do something that matters to you. Even if, after the year, you never work in the area again–I took a year off to shepherd my one-act play onto Off-Broadway–a gap year can be a breath of fresh air, enabling you to start school focused and determined.