With life being the way it is (ridiculous, chaotic, occasionally overwhelming), we all need an escape. It may be a daily thing for some, while only a monthly thing for others. Without an escape, we’d go nuts. I’m sure, if I wanted, I could find a study or two to back me up.

My escape is reading. My fantasy nerd fiction takes me to an entirely different world, one so foreign to what I know in real life. As in reality, I care for the characters I meet and the environment around me. It might sound insane, but even a short session with a good fiction novel can rouse from within more emotions than a full day of my usual routine. Without my daily journeys into this other-world, I’d probably be a much bigger asshole than I already am.

The good news for you? I rarely miss my escape.