In May both my girls graduated college. It was a strange feeling, knowing they were really done with childhood and were now "young women on their own". The younger is going to graduate school so she still has one foot in childhood and the other in adulthood. Though not entirely, since she's financing her own higher education.
The elder leapt into adulthood feet first and landed safely. Within 3 weeks of graduation she'd moved to Los Angeles, found an apartment and a job that is somewhat connected to her degree. With benefits no less. Mom, who has been paying very high health insurance premiums for years is delighted.
And she's off to London and Hamburg for 2 weeks - on business. She's always wanted to travel and she's over the moon with excitement.
All grown up and flying high. Mom's so proud of you!