When is it just avoidance?
I had to veer from the course my mom and I set out for me.
Insight without character limits and word counts.
I dreamed of a world outside the band room walls.
I didn’t want to be ridiculed, and I was suppressing myself because of it.
I didn’t know how much I’d have to learn from her.
I just wanted to try something new.
Learning to form my own views.
I wrote plenty of posts that I disagree with now.
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