So, I did send that vent (or a variation of it) to my friend who lives/attends the University I’m transferring to next Fall. He hasn’t responded, possibly due to the fact that I messaged him on Discord (which I thought he checks frequently, but maybe I misguessed something; eh, live and learn).
Also, I feel like I made progress with my mom. We were driving to my junior college tonight for my orchestra concert and there was a lot of traffic. I mentioned that this is why I hate commuting “even though it’s cheaper.” She seemed to agree with me.