Why I’m Taking a Gap Year at 60

After a lifetime of living other people’s stories, I’m finally choosing my own

Kay Bolden
Human Parts

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I’I’m turning 60 soon and I’m finally taking my gap year. I meant to do it sooner, at age 22 or 25, but I was too old back then and way too sure of everything.

I knew women who gallivanted off to Europe at age 18 or right after college. “Loose girls,” my…

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Kay Bolden
Human Parts

Author of Breakfast with Alligators: Tales of Traveling After 50, available now on Amazon | Tweet @KayBolden | Contact: kaybolden.xyz