Growin’ Up – a blog about life after Smith by Lauren Kaelin ’10 : The Gap

August 28, 2010

My father grew up in a small town in NJ and was the first in his family to go to college. He lived at home during his undergrad and then spent 16 months in Grenada for the Peace Corps.

He said that was a gap in his life. Or, he might say, he filled a gap in his life with that experience. Gaps shouldn’t have a negative connotation, he’d say, but rather, simply, “your life is defined by the gaps.” Make the most of them; savor them.

I’m preparing to end my summer in Toledo and for lack of a better and equally financially responsible decision- I’m going to move back home for a bit. And part of me feels defeated.
Or maybe that’s a gap within a gap?

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2 Responses to “Growin’ Up – a blog about life after Smith by Lauren Kaelin ’10 : The Gap”

  1. Ellie said

    gap within a gap. it’ll all work out soon enough.

  2. Hi Lauren,

    You did a great internship and started this awesome blog! Maybe you’re just a Jukebox Graduate putting in a quarter for a new song.

    Jess

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