One of the things that makes going to college so painful is that the change is so abrupt. One day you are being are being taken care of, the next you sucking ketchup packets and calling it dinner.
Well, I might be a bit dramatic.
But, before you make that break and set off on your own to college, start taking over your self-care.
Make mistakes while you are still in a loving home environment.
Do your laundry.
But, most importantly, make your changes with love.
You are taking over your parents’ job, so be gentle.
Be the leader of your change.
Give your parents a new way to show you their love other than cleaning your room.
You will have the big payoff of a more gradual entry into college.
Dip your toe.
The water is warm.