Mom, Dad, I’m Leaving Again.

"I want to go hike the Appalachian Trail," I said reluctantly during dinner. I was fairly scared they were going to get mad at this statement. I'm not talking dropping-their-forks-in-shock-but-then-hearing-me-out-and-supporting-me kind of mad. I'm talking the full blown mad. The kind of mad that makes me feel guilty for wanting to leave. The kind of mad …

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