Very over February, and seeking escapes.
Music for when you want to start over.
“Gaming the system” was my escape valve.
Fresh starts and false ones.
Some things are best left behind.
My fantasy worlds help me deal with my real one.
The greatest thing I learned from my mother was to never stop moving.
Was reading books a way to get lost, or disappear?
Kind of like the Secret, but not as Ayn Rand–y.
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