Today was a big day. I called my pharmacy to refill my prescription as I usually do, and I learned that my benefits through CNN were no longer valid. I knew this was coming, but that was a moment of realization for me. A huge part of my decision to take a year off, was because I have the luxury of being under my parent’s healthcare coverage until I turn 26 (shout out to president Obama for that). I was insured through my job with CNN for the past three years, and last Monday was my last official day at work. With insurance, my medicine costs $15 each month. Without insurance, it costs nearly $700. Gulp! I had a moment of panic after my phone call with the pharmacy. In other words, today I officially became fully dependent on my parents. Deep breath!