Has anybody here left home while still in high school? I will be 17 and a junior in high school in the fall and its something that I have been seriously considering and saving money for since winter. I have talked to a friend who moved out when he was going to be a senior, and he is now in college and says it was one of the best decisions he has ever made. I have saved up enogh money to live off of (apartment, food, everything) for about a year, and if worse came to worse I would sell my car. I'm not really just going to run away, my mom is fully aware that I want to leave but she has forbidden me from doing so. I would probably continue speaking with my father, but basically I feel like I really need to be fully separated from my family. So I'm wondering, has anyone else gone on their own at a young age and against their parents wishes? Did you think it changed your life for the better or was it a disaster? Like I said I only know one other person who has moved out before high school was over,so I would really like some other opinions from somebody who has done or considered this because iy is a really important and semi- permanent decision. Thanks
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