“I suppose for me this was an opportunity to ‘grow up’ and hopefully to erase any left-over teenage ignorance. So I set off, leaving behind my sobbing mother. I felt cruel leaving her, but I knew that this was something I had to do for me. I had to leave the bitter, angsty teen behind in Adelaide, where I had grown sick and tired of my monotonous daily life. I needed a change, and I needed to change.”
To read the rest of Ella’s post, check out her blog Am I a Grown-up Yet?