Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)
“I think my most independent accomplishment is raising my Dogg. Nothing kick-starts responsibility like having to care for a living thing!"
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Annika Noelle (Hope, B&B)
“Probably traveling to Thailand by myself to work at the Wildlife Rescue and Reha- bilitation Centre after I graduated college. Traveling by yourself as a woman in a foreign country in your young 20s can be an intimidating thing, but to also go and do it and take that time and have that experi- ence with the elephants like I did, it was life-changing. It made a huge impact on me as a human.”
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Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R)
"Living on my own for half year during my senior year in high school, no TV, just played sports and studied and read books. I survived on mac and cheese. Screams independence, right?"
Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH)
“Probably deciding to pursue acting. I had complete support from my family, but I had to make the choice to leave and struggle. It was scary, hard and ultimately has led me to this full life.”
Lindsay Arnold (Allie, DAYS)
“I moved across the country from New York to L.A. at 20, and I have no family out here.”
Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B)
"I did live in a tent for a very long time in the woods. I had read [Henry David] Thoreau and, just like the rest of the hippies, I thought, 'That sounds perfect.' "
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
“There are two. One was when I moved to America [from England]. I was 23 and I had three suitcases, a hat—which I lost — and $300. Of course, that was in the Dark Ages and it went a lot further! And the other inde- pendent thing I did was travel to India alone.”