This is an exciting time. Still, it hurts letting you go.
As a dad, I can't let you go without a few last shots of fatherly advice. Perhaps you have already imbibed my points below, making them superfluous. But more likely, you'll find them helpful over the next few years as you go forth into a Brave New World. So in no particular order:
1. Take ownership of your thoughts. If they are good, wholesome, and true, then so will your life be. Owning your thoughts is the key to owning your life, and either you will consciously assume ownership or others will. It's far easier to allow the latter, and most of us are encouraged to do so from an early age. Freeing your mind, and taking the proverbial red pill, means being an exception. Be an exception.