Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog I am so excited to get into blogging again! I have just recently got a new job which means I am going to have more time to be at home and get into my blog routine! As well as my insta! @asprinkleofellarose btw!Which really excites me as I feel like the worst blogger ever because I just havent had the time to sit down and write, on my days off I have so many jobs to do and if I am honest on my days off I look forward to just chilling out!
So todays post is going to be all about how I believe that my gap year has benefited me and helped me grow as a person. I have decided to do this because a lot of you guys are around my age or starting to apply for uni, so I thought why not touch on why I have decided to have a year out and why it helped me? Also I know that last year I did a post on why I did not want to go to uni, but after some consideration I have decided on what I want to do and why I want to go!
The first thing which I have really grown in is my confidence and that has been from my job, I work on a customer service desk which means I am on the front of the store, so if anyone has any issues, they come to me. I also get the complaints, you need to be confident in a job like this, because every customer is going to be different and bring you a different issue, so you need to also be very practical with it. I have really found this hard, I wasn’t a shy person, but I defo was not the most confident!But I really did find gaining some confidence hard, but I am glad that I was able to do this in my year out, because I believe it is important to try and gain some!
Another thing which I have got more understanding on throughout my gap year is life skills, well I guess you could call it that! I feel like I have got more of an understanding on the value of money and just becoming a lot more mature, I don’t mean that if you did not have a year out then you are not mature, just for me personally I think I have matured as I got to have a little taste of working full time before going into university.
The last thing which I have really been able to is really look into what course I wanted to go into, I said in my posty about not wanting to go to uni, that my school were not very helpful if you were not going into uni, so because I did not know what I wanted to do, I felt that I did not get any support, and now I have had time out to research into what course I wanted to go into, and then I could do that without the added pressure of any school work or exams.
I hope this has explained to you guys as to why I think that my gap year has helped me grow as a person and become a lot happier and confident!
Love Ella x