When I was 17, I found myself in a place where I was being deeply impacted by other people’s choices. Specifically, my parents.
They had decided to move out of state. I had no control over it, and I didn’t like it.
I was old enough to have a very independent life, but not at all in a place to be financially independent. And that’s a pretty important part of independence!
So, in the middle of anger, deep sadness and frustration, I schemed and planned out every possible way that I could stay behind. Continue reading