I’ve always been a dreamer. Back in school I was notorious for spending longer gazing out of the window than down at my work. And nothing’s changed.
In the past eighteen months I’ve done more dreaming than ever. For a while I actually dared to hope that some of those dreams might come true. And in a place like this, dreams are sometimes all you’ve got.
There is one song which really sums up what it’s like for me, dreaming of a brighter future. You can read the full yrics to Daydreaming by Paramore here, but the first verse is particularly poignant.
“Living in a city of sleepless people
Who all know the limits and won’t go too far outside the lines
Cause they’re out of their minds.
I wanna get out and build my own home
On a street where reality is not much different from dreams I’ve had
A dream is all I have…”