I have to admit to being really overwhelmed by the response when I first floated the idea of the good girl gap year on Facebook.
If I were to take a ‘good girl gap year’ (i.e. forget about my career and just live it up for a bit) what would you recommend I should try*? And should I write a blog?
*Illegal substances may not be a good idea for someone with my brain.
One of the first things that happened is that a few of my female friends expressed real enthusiasm for joining me on some surf lessons. It felt like something I should just run with (before I bottled it) and immediately Polzeath came to mind.
This gorgeous barn conversion came up on Airbnb and I discovered I am really not patient enough to wait 24 hours for an answer! I also found my brain filling up with worries that risked drowning out the excitement of just booking on the fly…
- what if it’s too cold in the water?
- do I really deserve this trip?
- what if there’s no waves?
- is this just a really stupid experiment?
Fortunately in the nick of time we had our answer; a smaller cottage in the same development was available so I went ahead and booked. Yes I do really deserve this trip (I tell my brain) – hot tub, woodburner and all.
p.s. the water temperature today was 8-9 degrees celsius so we almost certainly will be cold but we’ll be having an adventure for sure!