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Episode 14: Why I Took a Gap Year and the Launch of The BlissBean with Beatričė

July 16, 2020

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We are reaching out to students who have taken a gap year to ask them for their advice, guidance, and stories learned from their intentional gap years. There are gap year programs available that provide a structured year for learning and service opportunities. However, students also choose to take a self-directed gap year. Beatričė provides helpful tips on how she approached taking a gap year: her plans, her goals, and intentions. She created an itinerary to learn, work, and travel in Europe from her experiences. As a successful YouTuber and blogger, Beatričė also enlightened us on her journey creating The Bliss Bean.

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Key Takeaways:

  • How to Set an Intentional Gap Year
  • Benefits of a Gap Year
  • Helpful resources available
  • The Bliss Bean

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Meet Beatričė

The Bliss Bean

Beatrice is the creator behind the Bliss Bean, a self-improvement and productivity blog and YouTube channel, which has 75,000+ subscribers, and in her spare time loves to study languages, read, and travel. Beatrice was born in Lithuania and immigrated to Wisconsin with her parents at the age of 4. She is currently on a post-high school gap year doing freelance photography and traveling for two months. Beatrice is gearing up to study Communications and Digital Media at IE University in Spain in the fall. 

Thank you Beatrice for joining us today. We appreciate you sharing how you planned and implemented a self-directed gap year.  For all the students looking to take an intentional gap year, Beatrice provides helpful tips on how she went about her plans, her goals and intentions, and how she created an itinerary. Always have a plan B as things happen and it is important to be flexible, adaptable and resilient. As a successful YouTuber and blogger, Beatrice shared her journey with The Bliss Bean and her brand new website design. 

Episode 14 Full Transcript

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