Saturday 25 February 2017

Bad decision was a blessing in disguise - now I'm ready for college

Sorcha Doyle

Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris

The CAO application deadline and change-of-mind closing date has come and gone for me for the second year in a row but this year, unlike the last, I feel totally at ease with my choice.

Last year I chose engineering. After attending college for two days, my previous doubts were confirmed that this would not be my subject of study for the next four years or more.

My decision to take a gap year was sudden and slightly daunting, but was really a blessing in disguise. On August 17 last, I woke up at six o'clock to accept my offer to study international languages. I am now certain this is the right course for me and my gap year played a huge part in this realisation.

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