I couldn't wait to be FREE!
The first experience was being dropped off on my college campus. The next experience was moving to Southern California at age 21.
I've always long for the freedom to live my life on (my) own terms. Being a child to me meant you were trapped and forced to do things someone else wanted you to do. Disagreement was not allowed in our household and punishment was oftentimes physical.
I embraced adulthood and never looked back!
The first time I had my own apartment, furniture, car, a job, and the ability to spend my leisure time/money how I saw fit I was in heaven!
My biggest challenge was justifying the time and airfare money to go back home to visit.:)
Truth be told my parents never truly viewed me as an "adult" until I was out of the house and independently taking care of myself.