Moving away for doctorate program soon

I've been accepted to a long term program that starts in a few months, and it's likely to be a final departure for me as an adult from my town. I was independent for a long time, I moved out in my early 20's for the military and college, but came back home when some plans fell apart and to pay off debt. With my mom's failing health, knowing i'm leaving is not easy. Dad's in good health but he gets so rattled if anything goes wrong, i don't know how he'll deal with it if things go south.

The other day at dinner I realized these may be the last memories I have of being at home and near some old friends. It hit me pretty hard, and i'm a little blue over it. Anyways, just treasure what you have folks, time is precious.

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  • I lost my dad in January,I have multiple graduate degrees and been away from my parents since I turned 21.Yes treasure what you have while you have it.Enjoy your studies.

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