Sometimes with our dreams and passions, we begin to map out a path that leads us to success. Sometimes we chase the dream but lose sight of the path because we keep hitting the same roadblocks. For me, following the same route of auditioning at these prestigious schools was my roadblock. Every time I was rejected, I believed I had failed my dream, but I hadn’t. I’d just inadvertently taken the same path three years in a row.
My Gap Year after leaving High School wasn’t an exciting travel filled year that is often sold to us. It was a year of hard work, soul searching, self discovery and resilience. I was explicitly advised not to study a Bachelor of Arts – that a Bachelor of Arts was too vague and instead of wasting my time in an airy fairy Arts Course, I would be better off focusing on one field instead of multiple.