When I was around 19/20 I moved to California with a friend to share an apartment with her, so she could be closer to her boyfriend (he was in school). I did fine. I paid my bills, and had a nice job to boot. I was very capable, and I knew it.
My oldest child is 17. Next year he will be a senior. I don't think he is old enough to go anywhere, yet I was only 19 when I moved far away from home. I know what my mom is gonna say, something like I felt the same way you do blah, blah, blah... But it's different! :)
So this is how things change. When I was young my mind worked faster, or maybe I was more capable, but now I see all of the "things" that have to be done, or can happen. So I guess I've become a full fledged mom. My boy will be alright, and if he's not he will learn valuable life lessons. But more than likely he will be fine. Anyway, I still have at least one more year! :)