anything else but books
I was an average student throughout my school, and I was not much about grades, but about progression. My family didn't like how I was strolling away from my education when I finally decided that I was taking a gap year and going on to plan a startup or doing anything else but books.
Furthermore, I was unsure about what I would go on to be, I wanted to discover more about my interests and future options. The 15 years that I spent in classrooms couldn't actually help me decide what I wanted to do and what I wished to achieve.
I wanted to do something on my own, something that most teens would not do in Nepal. I wanted recognition. So, I went on and planned a startup and am working on it during my gap year. So I got the perfect reason to skip a year off my education - personal growth.
These few months that I've been off school has really been fruitful for me. The sole factor that I've learnt to talk to different people in different manner has been a really helpful skill and will remain an asset till the very end. The methods of coordination with people I've been working with, and changes in attitude that had to be brought in to deal with my producers and customers has taught me that life doesn't exist just within four walls of a classroom. And I'm really happy that I chose to take a year off!