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  • Writer's pictureAlmeera Eman

Overcoming Gap Year Guilt

Updated: May 20, 2022

New years always bring up conversations about resolutions, goal setting and milestones that you will accomplish in the year, like beginning your post-secondary journey.

However, those wanting to start a gap year this year, may experience the complex emotions of guilt and shame, which is brought about by family culture, peer pressure, societal norms and your very own inner critic for not pursuing post-secondary right after high school.

Often, family may think that there is a highway to success and because you are considering a gap year, it’s a detour.

Guilt, shame and self-doubt are very powerful emotions and we need to acknowledge when they surface for us.

In this episode, Michelle shares her tips on how to navigate these feelings and ultimately learn to let them pass through you and to live in a space of joy.

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