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5 Lessons I Learned From Freelancing My Gap Year

When I graduated last summer, I had no idea what the next year would have in store for me. I intentionally kept my vision relatively short – spent the summer traveling with friends and family, savouring the ending of my undergraduate life chapter. When I landed in Toronto early September, I threw myself straight into the fray of resumes, cover letters and interviews. I had made the decision pretty late in my undergraduate career that I might want to try this writing thing. Up to that point, my whole working life had consisted of building up a strong teaching trajectory. The decision to switch so late meant that I graduated from university with a resume for writing that resembled a first or second year student. But I was 22, fresh out of university and unemployed, looking to take whatever anyone would or could offer me. I ended taking the part time route, just so that I could gain the equivalent of a few years of job experiences in a shorter time frame. This past year I’ve worked …