Abby Trombley began her gap year after receiving eight college rejection letters and just turning seventeen years old. Her story will take you from a powerful firm in the national's capital, to the remote South African bush, to a classroom in London, to a seat on a Eurail train. It illustrates both extremes of a gap year: the accomplishment and adventure along with the trials and solitude of taking the less traveled path. During her gap year Abby saw how while they are becoming more popular, most people do not know how to structure and execute a gap year. In addition, there are many misconceptions about gap years like, "they're for people with no direction." Abby decided she wanted to fill this void of information and correct those misperceptions. "Mind the Gap," (also the common phrase in London tube stations, Abby's final destination) outlines how to plan and fund a gap year based on both research and personal experience. Abby also shares a personal memoir of her year. As a strong advocate of gap years, Abby shows how her year transformed her perspective, goals and capabilities- and why you should let a gap year change your life too.