I know we're all in the same boat, but I'm feeling down. DD will be leaving for college at the end of the summer (at this point, anyway) and we'll be empty nesters. Some days I'm excited and ready for the change, other days I'm really sad that this phase of life is over. She's already got one foot out the door--she's out a lot and even though she has some big things going on, she doesn't talk to me about it much. She and her long-term boyfriend broke up (they'll be off to different colleges) and while it started out okay, it's been bumpy and they aren't speaking. He's been a big part of our lives and we're friends with his parents so the whole thing is tough. And on top of it all, I think that college is going to be a bummer next year which makes me concerned about how it will go for her. I just feel bummed out lately.