It's been too long...
Although I've been theoretically taking a "year off," these past nine months or so have been anything but a vacation. At the very beginning of my gap year I didn't have a job and had only one regular commitment (besides meals). Now, at the final stretch of summer before I pack up and leave for college, I have a full-time job and my "free-time" is filled with running errands, going to baseball games and swim meets, rehearsals, picnics with friends, and trying to stay out of trouble (which usually means staying out of the kitchen).
To give you a glimpse into what a gap year can look like, here is one snapshot from each month of year.