Hi Kadi, I think the important thing is what you do with that year. It can be a really improving experience since you can explore things that you are interest on. if you have the opportunity to travel I really would recommend that. Or you can volunteer in events that can give you perspective of actual life. Also talk with people already in college learn about their experiences so you can choose what is best for you. Don´t see it as a bad thing because you will be always justifying it, start with yourself and convince you on why you want to do it and have plans for it.
Hi Kadi - not necessarily! It can be a great thing -- allowing you time to learn about yourself, explore, give back, and gain experiences. You can also consider applying to a college and requesting a "deferment" for a year once you get in -- that way they'll "hold your spot." A gap year can be especially rewarding if you use the time volunteering in a service role, like the Peace Corps (peacecorpsconnect.org) or the Service Year Alliance (https://serviceyear.org/).
I thinks is important take time to develop yourself not in educational field. I mean, do things that probably you don´´t have time to do. Even do things to know if you want to do that for all your life.
Hi Kadi! My advice is to do what is best for you! I do not believe that one year to learn about yourself and gain experiences in life will set you back any in your career. Best of luck to you!