I remained desperate for a new start until I got it by leaving school and starting college – but even throughout my art school year I had feelings of needing to leave. I couldn’t be entirely myself at home. I was myself in art school, but when that finished everyone was leaving town – and I was determined to be leaving town with them. I needed to be myself, and learn to feel comfortable with that – and it wasn’t happening at home. I needed to find people, a soul mate or two, who shared my musical interests, my life interests and the same hobbies as me. I needed to find my kind and feel less like a freak – the kind of people who loved crystal castles, and the yeah yeah yeahs. I needed people to connect with in real life.