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During my four years of college, I maintained twelve college credit hours per semester, six during the summer including twelve hours of lab work per month the two semesters before graduation and during the summer, I held a part-time job of thirty hours a week.

When I interviewed for employment with several biomedical companies before graduation, they all wanted me to begin immediately, except for one.

I interviewed with a Mrs. Langston, of Global Technologies, and after fifteen minutes she offered me a job. She also made another suggestion after reviewing my transcripts. She recommended I take a “Gap year.”

Now, I was unaware of what she was telling me, but I nodded in agreement, smiled, and said yes to the job offer and to participate in the gap year.

The only requirement was that I check in once a month with their subsidiaries around the globe or at the headquarters facility in the US.

I walked away from the interview towards my dorm room with a job after graduation, but know idea¬†what was a “Gap Year.” The “Gap Year,” paperwork she gave me suggested traveling options and ideas on how to use my gap year.

Two months later and two days after my graduation I was in a REI store spending my graduation monies to purchase gear for my trek around the world.

A year later, I notified Mrs. Langston of my intentions to start work on May 1st. After six months of work with Global Technologies. I sit in my office, and my heart, my mind, and my spirit are uneven with my desires to work as I dream of my travels.

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By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

7 thoughts on ““Uneven.””
  1. Oh no uneven at work! Sounds like you did not get over the gap year!

    1. Now, living several Gap Years. Lol ūüôā

      1. Oh yes, indeed many gap years now for you. We can’t wait for ours! LOL

  2. This is my gap year. The one I never got to take 44 years ago. What happens after the gap? Maybe another one. Why not? I have committed to a March 23rd start on the Appalachian Trail. No extended winter in SW Florida this year. You still have that REI gear and does it still fit?

    1. Hey, Mike, I have only a day pack, I was planning to winter in Tucson and hike the mountains, but was forced back by the cold and home sickness for the warmth of SWFL. I may travel up with you and see you off. I’m still planning to hike the John Muir Trail in the summer. I’ll be at the meeting on Saturday.

      1. You are always welcome on the Trail. The JMT is on my bucket list but still a ways down. No meetings for me, we decided to consolidate and stick closer to home.

        1. Ok, we need to get together for coffee, Email me.

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