Celebrating A Different Kind Of Coming Of Age

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
4 min readAug 25, 2022

I’m not packing my son off for college this week…some families have different stories.

This week, most of my friends are packing up children for college. I check in with them, send them love and safe travels, tell them I’m here to meet for coffee when they get back from dropoff. I look ahead and imagine what I may feel in two years, when my younger child, now entering junior year…

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Writer, Educator, Mom. Disability advocate. Dog Lover. Teaching online workshops on writing + spiritual growth. www.gabriellekaplanmayer.com