A bridge year was not always in the cards for me. I remember it like it was yesterday, the night my parents sat me down to talk about my future.” It was December of 2013. I had submitted all of my college applications and was waiting to hear back from them. I was set on going to college. Hearing their lecture about exploring what other options were out there after high school devastated me. I had been working so hard to get into the school of my dreams and there they were telling me that they didn’t feel I was ready. I knew that a “gap year” did not fit into my future plans
Admitting Mom and Dad were Right
About Bailey Bullock
Bailey is passionate about playing soccer, being outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family. During the summer of 2013, she went on a NOLS expedition in British Columbia where she sailed and sea kayaked for 31 days. This experienced sparked her desire to travel and to step outside of her comfort zone. Bailey spends her time playing soccer and working at the US National Whitewater Center. Next year she hopes to become fluent in Spanish, explore the healthcare field, and indulge in the Ecuadorian cuisine. Her favorite quote comes from Finding Nemo when Dory says, "When life gets you down you know what you have to do? Just keep swimming," because it inspires her to persevere in all situations.