Thank you Jessica for stating the painful, yet painfully obvious truth, which so many deny. Yes, there is nothing wrong with having a pipe dream to escape to ever once in a while, but do not let that dream impact your reality in a adverse way. I dream of getting my doctorate and teaching at a university on the west coast for a living some day, though I do not let or even think of that dream on a regular basis. Hell, I know it will never happen at this point.
We all ought do as you recommend and just be our weird selves and embrace whom we are. As long as we are hurting others with our weirdness, it is okay to be as we are. 😁❤️