take a break

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When we sit down with families in the spring of senior year to talk about college choices, we often raise the issue of taking a gap year, of asking for a deferral in order to pursue an interest, work, volunteer, or just take a break.
Good Bet for a BFF: A Capricorn is a good match for your conscientious nature (and she knows when to take a break from buckle-down mode).