So, I'm 25 and I've lived in the same small town for nearly my whole life, except for the few years I was away at college. In mid November I am moving 1600 miles away. I've got so many emotions going about this...I'm nervous as hell, but also extremely excited. I'm afraid it will blow up in my face and I will have to come back home. Even if I DO have to come back home, I have a place to come back to (I'm buying a house with a friend of mine, and I will still have my room here), and I am keeping my job because I'm just transferring it to a different store. I'm not packing up all my belongings, only the essentials. And I have a place to stay when I move, as well. I feel like I've got this pretty solidly planned out. Still nervous as hell, and I don't really have anyone to talk to about this...but my biggest problem is my mom. She's freaking out. She's been giving me such a hard time about this and she can't even have a conversation about it. If I bring it up, because I'm trying to calm her down as much as I can before the day I leave, she starts yelling and she's said some really uncalled for things. She is being especially unfair to the person I'm moving in with when I move, going as far as to blame him for me moving. I've wanted to live elsewhere for many years, and now I have the opportunity, so I want to jump on it. I'm looking for advice, specifically on ways I can help calm my mom down about this. She's being completely unreasonable and unfair. I'm also looking for any advice anyone has on how to calm myself down so that I'm not quite so nervous. I'm very excited about the opportunities I will have to see new things and places, and experience a new location. But how can I get my mom to calm down and see this as the exciting opportunity it is for me?