It's interesting having an almost 18-year old daughter. I remember vividly being 18 and that combination of total confidence and complete despair. There were times I thought I had my shit together, followed always by those times when I was scared to death to become an adult. From this vantage point I watch my child now, knowing that it is only through her own experience that she'll really learn the lessons I try to teach. I can only say so much. In the end, we all must do.