For the first time in
my life I am not looking to get away. I'm not feeling trapped
within my skin or within a city I reluctantly call home. I'm not
that kid I used to be, sitting outside on the fire escape, reading
fantasy novels about worlds far away. This world is good enough for
me, and I don't need to escape. I don't need to look to the
future, I don't need to talk about tomorrow or next year because
this moment is good enough. I remember those days when we'd sit
and conspire together, our plans for escape and for the future.
There's no place or time I'd rather be at. This is where I am.
This is my life. And I'm going to live it.