I'm going to be going to college next year. I will be an eight hour drive from my home. I'm very close to everyone in my family so this will be difficult. Yeah I've always been the independent type but it's really starting to hit me that I will be completely on my own soon. It's stressful. Most teens can't wait to leave home. I don't want to leave home. I love my family and being far away from the person I talk to about everything will be hard. I've also never had a job before although I'm not too worried about that part. I've talked to other seniors and they are all starting to realize it too. It's stressful at first but I guess I'll get used to it soon.