Two of my closest friends reached out yesterday after posting. I don't feel so alone. The advice is also making me feel better, not sure how much I can follow through. I decided a while, quite a while ago, that I was for certain going backpacking. I think I'll talk to mom and dad still for more options, such as transferring from work here to there with mom. Or the military. I'm still pretty sure I'm going to go backpacking though.