Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Love to Get Away From Everyone Once In Awhile

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,067 People

    Leave Me Alone

    I'm a very social person. I'm shy, so I don't go out and mingle well. But I love being around happy people. I was at a jazz fest lately, and even though I talked to very few people there, I loved being amongst people who were having such a great time. That's me. But there are...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Shutdown...

    When i really, really feel like my life and mind's been overcrowding, i like to take a retreat, take a backseat, and try to pause (but i can't do that a whole lot now)... I guess we all need some time for ourselves,without anyone, becasue usually,we can only hear ourselves and...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F Feb 27, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Out Of Town

    I like to go out of town and sow some wild oats once or twice a year to make me feel alive
    Dada5744 Dada5744 56-60, M Feb 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    ...

    I don't like to be alone too much, but sometimes I love to take an afternoon, or a Saturday, and just hang out in my dorm room and read/watch tv by myslef.  In fact, I've been stressed lately and I really need to do that soon.
    psychonrm12 psychonrm12 18-21 1 Response Apr 13, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Just Want To Get Away Sometimes

    I am just so tired of the hussel and bussle... I am tired of busting my *** trying to find a job,  of trying to figure out how to fill out this college application out right, of hearing someone yell my name and know they want me to do something. I am just tired of this...
    mikealpotter mikealpotter 18-21, M Mar 31, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Time Out

    Work has been hectic The pressure mounting up like a boiler machine I am passionate and hardworking yet I feel Im about to cave in The endless hours and the negavtivity faced in work so bruises my ego I can take correction but the negativity stems not from perfect correction but...
    Coconutpalm Coconutpalm 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Alone Time

    I enjoy time alone everyday.  I have always had a need for alone time.  I now spend that alone time in more positive ways.  It is a good feeling to be able to be ok with yourself while alone.
    Pat598 Pat598 46-50, F Jul 24, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Appreciate Solitude

    We live in a multi-tasking society.  There seems to be constant sensory overload, at work, at home...everywhere you turn. Once in a while I need to back away from everything so I can regain balance and re-charge the internal battery. There is nothing better than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 6, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Even Away From My Dog

    I really like to be alone sometimes. I dont understand whenever people say they get bored alone. I have never experience such a thing. I get really pissed off when my husband and dog are playing and I am in my own trance trying to ignore them and they still keep trying to get my...
    dolcelina dolcelina 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 27, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Now and Again

    I like to get away every so often I like to go where it's quiet and I can relax and their will be no interuptions. I bring my cell phone but only for emergency use. I will usuall go for a month at a time it gives me time to think about things that are on my mind.
    princessv71 princessv71 31-35, F Apr 6, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I feel amazing in the company of people

    who I get along with really well. But even if we're close friends it very much overwhelms me to spend too much time together. Even as a kid, I was the type who would go to a sleep over and call my mom a few hours in to come get me. My need for solitude is not about not enjoying...
    kittensnot kittensnot 22-25 Mar 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Wish I Could Get Away Once In a While...

    Now, it's not that I'm overloaded with work or I'm looking after a sick family member, so really I guess I have no excuse. It's just that, how exactly do you 'get away' without rising suspicions? If I walked out that door right now the people I live with would ask where the hell...
    CrystalAir CrystalAir 18-21, F May 26, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Every Now and Then

    I am mostly introverted, but a lot of the time i crave other peoples company. When i was little i would have tantrums after school because i couldn't stand the thought of going home alone and not having a friend. Mum reminded me of this recently, and i realised that I'm like...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F Mar 17, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    In The Car

    I often need to just get away, especially if my wife and I aren't seeing eye to eye (to put it mildly). My preferred method is to go for a drive in the car; it doesn't matter where to and sometimes for hours on end. I use this time to think things out, usually out loud ("Honey...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 11, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Introverted?

    Whenever I do personality tests, I seem to fall in the category of 'introvert' by their definition. One of the indicators of introversion according to the Myers-Briggs personality test is that an introvert renews energy by being alone, whereas extroverts renew energy by being...
    fellum fellum 46-50, F Jan 1, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel
    IBleedBlue IBleedBlue 18-21, F Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This Is True.

    Sometimes i do isolate myself to get away from everyone. It is normal for me to not answer the phone and even not answer the door..lol sometimes i just can't. My kids if they're home are all mom they know were home, im like i don't give a ****. I don't have to answer my own damn...
    frosti frosti 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Need To

    I have to. If I don't, I feel like I can't function properly. I'm irritable and so sick of being around the same people, doing the same things, day in and day out. It drives me nuts. Nothing against any of them necessarily, but I can't take the routine and they're a part of it...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Oct 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have to get out, I need space,

    it helps cope with all the pressure if life, A boat, a Rod, and the Ocean, what more could a man want in life
    Freddie61 Freddie61 51-55, M Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Right Now

    i do. i tend to isolate myself because of this. and then i complain that i'm lonely. lovely.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 28, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Seperate Peace

    I have to get away and be by myself sometimes. I like to just think and enjoy being alive without having to entertain someone or be responsible for something other than myself at that moment. It allows me to put things into better perspective and calm my heart. ...
    shadowgirl shadowgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Because I Screw Things Up

    People irritate me. Don't get me wrong there's some good people out there. Some smart intelligent people with morals and an understanding about the sad things in life. But sometimes the world just blurs into a mess of people pretending and pretending. Trying to look happy, trying...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    All By Myself

    I require time alone each day, in which I get away from my apartment, my work and go for a walk - usually it is along the river towpath close to where I live.  It is a time to prioritise what has been going on in my head.  My lunchtimes, usually are spent in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 28, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Dream On!!

    I dream of spending one day by myself without any interruptions but for me thats a nono. To get away from it all would be heaven but its very difficult when so many depend on your being there. My little dog has diabetes and I give him shots twice a day. It puts a damper on my...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Every now and again, it feels like the people

    around me are just too dense to listen. This could be from their actions or their words, but either way, I usually just stumble off to my room and just lay there on my bed (that or I listen to my music).
    TheTogaedHail TheTogaedHail 18-21, M Mar 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    To Rejuvenate

    i think it is necessary and that everyone should do this. it might offend people who think that they are being a nuisance to us but it is not so. a lget away once in a while is good for everyone. absence does make the heart grow fonder....
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-18, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sigh

    I feel like no one understands me and this make me feel so alone  Although I know this probably isn't true since we all share a common bond of humanity. Still I feel this way. I don't socialize like I should because I'm afraid of peoples judgment of my feelings. Or maybe it...
    blissextinction blissextinction 26-30, F Feb 1, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Value My Alone Time.

    recently i have felt that i have no privacy WHATSOEVER.  i need to get out of this house. they are always around. ALWAYS. who ya talkin to? where ya goin? why are you wearin that? did you do your homework? how is school? i know that they love me and that they are just...
    LittleLady LittleLady 19-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Cabin

    I used to love to just get away once and a while. I live in the city and sometimes I just want to get away from the sound, and people. My friend's parents actually owns a cabin about an hour from where I live and every once in a while my friend and I would go out to the cabin and...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F Jun 6, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I just wish I had enough money to go somewhere far away where no one knows me and be just by myself. Free to be me and do what I want just go away. Just for a week. I want to just...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F Oct 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm over people from school everyday it's like a battle trying to tell myself it's okay when in reality it's not I come home to my family and then get **** from them I feel so lost...
    Loverforsweets Loverforsweets 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Want a job, pay my own bills, contribute to society and get away from everybody! Live my own simple life.
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M Oct 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes I just want to run away, but I can't. so I get into my car and drive. I make no turns just straight. as far as I can go. I start to feel like I can actually get away. all...
    jenn316 jenn316 22-25, F Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Like right now. I just don't feel like being near anybody or talk to anybody. I want to just forget about everything.
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't like when people see me cry. It makes me feel weak. I don't want anybody I'm not close to to see me at my lowest. It makes it look like they have something over me. An...
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm an introvert. Sometimes I need to be alone. It's not that I don't like people or I hate anyone or I'm sad. I just need to re energize by myself, with a book and maybe some tea...
    faithisadino faithisadino 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    nobody is nice to me... i stay in the shadows away from everyone.... i run from ppl
    wolfy152374 wolfy152374 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is sort of my place away from everyone.
    Canadianwithirish Canadianwithirish 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can't take it anymore. I live with my mom and she's terrible to me. She doesn't understand me. That's why I hate telling her things. I finally told her I cut myself and that I...
    dezireejaochico dezireejaochico 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I try to reach out but it feels impossible! I remember when I young and dumb (19) I fell in love with this girl and it didn't go my way and I was down... But I was living one of...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 1 Response Nov 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I ran away from home. I am 15 years old. I have been gone for about 2 weeks now. I ran away because honestly I was just Fed up with my family I urged for more and independence. I...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am in need for some advice, suggestions or help I will try to make my situation as short as I can. Basically I grew up in a very abusive home, my dad was physically and mentally...
    suziqt suziqt 46-50 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just ran away last night and I feel beyond miserable. It was already morning when an unknown number called and texted me (didn't answer any of them) saying my mom waited for me...
    EClara EClara 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This past year and a half have been a bit rough on me considering my grandfather being diagnosed with cancer. I have a hard time focusing with school, my eating habits have changed...
    justanothersteph justanothersteph 22-25, F Nov 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think i have an aura that pushes people away from me. Or maybe there is something about my appearance i don't know. Somehow people always think i don't like them , or that i don...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tonight is one of those nights that really opened my eyes and made me realize I need to make some changes in my life. I just wish I could escape from everything, even just for a...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My family, my old old friends, people on here, everyone. Sometimes I feel like I'll eventually just fade away into nothing.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Me and my sister are a year apart. I'm the youngest. Yet I am treated like a slave and my sister is treated with respect. Any thing that is dirty, broken, or misplaced is my fault...
    Amami Amami 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Now is usually my chill time. Time for me to just be me and process my emotions from the day. Today I'm being robbed of that being stuck at my moms. No family event or emergency...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 17