Ive realised since I started planning this gap year that I was going to need a bit of money…although I didn’t realise quite how much until I budgeted with Nadia a few months ago. My parents said from the start that they would pay for my flight but id have to pay for everything else. I thought to myself… yeah ill manage that, not really considering how much it costs to live these days.
So serious job hunting was in order. Managed to get a job to help raise the funds in a sports shop. It’s ok and im getting paid ok, im working 2 nights a week and full time weekends. Its gona start getting me tired and rundown because ill be at school aswell but I just have to keep thinking about how amazing the next year will be i supose.
And ive been thinking about the situation.. and I rekon im doing the right thing, I think that even if our family were in the financial situation to send me off on a very very expensive gap year then i dont think id take them up on it… if im being honest. I think it would feel so much better to be across there having the time of my life and knowing ive worked hard for it. If i was across there knowing i could get any amount of money when i clicked my fingers and made a quick call to daddy then i probably wouldnt appreciate the experiences as much.
So yeah im tired, moody and a bit rundown these days but next year I will have the biggest smile on my face. I cant wait.
Money can make or break your gap year and so it’s important to think about how much you are likely to need before you head off - as you’ve started to work this out, you are already on the right track.
If you need any help on budgeting or saving, why not check out our Money zone for tips and advice. There are also loads of fundraising ideas in there too, if you want to boost your funds a bit.
Hope this points you in the right direction. Feel free to let us know what you think of this zone as we always keen to hear if this kind of stuff actually helps.
Take Care and good luck with the money situation,