Some of us continue to have family in the WTS, and so it will continue to affect us (maybe for life). However our attitude to where we are, and where we're going, is far more important IMHO. Getting on with life, with the hand that's been dealt us, we may have occasion to sneak an ace up our sleeves, if we can get away with it ;-)
We all need breaks from online life, from time to time. I take them irregularly, and am currently on a "cut-back" phase. Enjoy school, Bradley (and the "plant" - hehehe). Just don't forget that in-between filling your head with theory and cogitating on it, that you need to leave room to "just do it!". Life will not only teach, but it will impress upon you the lessons that you crave.
Acknowledgeing that you have not attained closure was the wisest thing you said in this thread (though most of the other stuff was pretty interesting, too).
Live long and prosper.
And see ya again soon...