I am fortunate enough to have a FT IBD offer from MS to start in July 2019, only two weeks after my university course ends. I have always had in the back of my mind that I would like to take a year off and travel the world and it seems that once the 'rat-race' starts, it's very difficult to step back from it and take some proper time off, at least until retirement ( minus a potential short period of gardening leave here and there and maybe a summer during an MBA) .
I would really appreciate any advice or opinions on whether I should take a year off and in particular, will it affect my career? Will it be frowned upon or seen as a lack of commitment ? Moreover, if anyone has done it, I would love to hear from you. Equally, if you decided against it, do you now regret taking a year off?