Okay, I am 18 years old, and i still with my parents. I have wanted to hitchhike and visit various communes, some friends and some rainbow gatherings for a long time. However, when i bring up the subject, they get upset. My mother cries, and my father rants, listing a bunch of bizzaare ways i would end up getting killed, ruin my life and somehow become a crack addicted ass slave. I plan on leaving this saturday, and i have already explained to them my plans. They are still upset even after i told them that i would call them as much as i can through any pay phone i come across. Its been 2 days since i have announced my plans, and my father just acts sarcastic around me, and my mother is trying to be extra motherly, which feels even more constraining. I must go on this journey, and i have pretty much made my decision. But one thing holds me back, i feel bad for putting my mother through this pain, i do love her, but at the same time, I cant just live my life to fit her comfort. Is there any way i can somehow lessen the blow when i actually leave? or is a whole lot of drama inevitable? thanks.