This blog is a catalog of memories, missives, and matters of the mind that have transpired over the course of Quincy’s gap year. It serves as a physical database of his experiences during this year in addition to his reflections and thoughts directly following these moments. While it is mostly a way for family and friends to follow the journey and get to live vicariously through him, it will also be a concise recount of the many activities and adventures of the year for Quincy to look back on.

Quincy Hirt is a 18 years old and lives with his parents and three siblings in Chicago, Illinois. Quincy graduated from Whitney M Young Magnet High School in June of 2017 and has been travelling across the world during his gap year. He will resume his studies at the University of Southern California in the fall of 2018.