I too think that finding something to occupy your time ahead of time would be a good thing to do. I would think about
getting some counseling to help with the transition. I am sure that a counselor would have some very good advice and be a source of support for you when your daughter leaves.
It sure is hard, but as was posted above, you have to let them spread their wings. You two will probably stay in close contact too and that will help. Talking on the phone, and now all that texting. That is something that the two of you can do to stay in touch.
Getting a job if that is possible will help. If you aren't already working. Even something part time. Or volunteering as was posted above. But I highly recommend the counseling. That has helped me so much.
I hope that this has helped some, I am sure that others will come on and give some suggestions.
Take care, have a great day.
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