I just turned 17 and am a Sophomore in high school, and I am wondering if I should leave my home for a new one. The place I live in has poor schools, is expensive, and basically makes it impossible to leave for college. Also, my mother is going through financial struggles and it would be a load off her. I live in Hawai'i, and would plan to move to Columbus in a cheap apartment with my friend, I have a few thousand dollars saved up, and I could work part time to support myself. The issues I have with moving is:
>I currently live in a nice apartment in a beautiful place.
>I love my Mother and don't want her to think I am leaving her.
>I am also currently taking college classes at a heavily discounted price which I assume will be beneficial.
>I don't have to spend much of my money right now and I suppose if I get another job again I can save up a whole lot more.
>I know nobody in Columbus and would be going with one friend.
>Hawai'i has a lot of nature and I don't know what Columbus really is like
However, on the other hand:
>I will have to leave eventually and I'll have a larger head-start on getting everything in order before I enter college full-time
>I will have access to a better higher education
>High School is significantly better
>I'll finally be a real man
>Columbus is more cultured
Let me also add, I am pretty certain with what I have figured out, I could support myself on a part time job. But should I do this?