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.