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I Love to Get Away From Everyone Once In Awhile

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    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

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    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

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    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 51-55, M Feb 27, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Me Time! We all need that

    once in a while. For me, it's getting on that plane to a far away land and experience a place I've never been before. Gives me my little break from the routine and makes me realise there's so much to life. Well, you always gotta work on paying those bills, but I guess it's...
    happygirl100 happygirl100 36-40, F 1 Response May 31

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    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

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    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

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    I never knew how to explain it. In fact, I never think I'll ever be able to fully express it. It's just that I feel like I'm completely on my own. Don't get me wrong; it's not as...
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    Jaxavier Jaxavier 31-35, M Jul 30

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    I really need one today. I need a hug. I need to shout. I wanna die. My last message for him: As what the song goes, i will just put your poison in my veins until im okay. I feel...
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    I can feel myself getting older and more unhappier. I turn 24 in a few weeks and I feel like I have accomplished nothing. I am embarrassed of the person that I have become, ashamed...
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    Firstly I am trying to cope with losing my beloved mother to dementia. Every time I see her she is more confused and less herself. It is very painful that although she is still...
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    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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