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I Sometimes Wish I Could Just Run Away

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    I hate how meaningless the routine of life is.

    We have jobs and obligations, we get up, try and create some economic value, get paid, pay bills and sleep again. If we have time we try and gloss over the cyclical meaninglessness by socialising over a few drinks or playing sports etc... all temporary simulations to hide how...
    petrichor540 petrichor540 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    I have tought about it more

    than once......
    CynthiaEdmonds CynthiaEdmonds 16-17, F Dec 7, 2015

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    I've been having these thoughts

    for a couple of years, but I don't have the balls to do it. I just want to go up one night take the car and drive away. No destination, no nothing, just me and the road driving into the abyss. It feels like I need a vacation from life itself.
    Planetena Planetena 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    Everyday I think about just leaving everything

    and going to live in a tent in the bush. I feel like I have to many responsibilities to do this. An ageing father, a mother with health problems, an abusive step father, a sick dog and a sister who I constantly worry about. I fear that if I did leave something bad would...
    BloodRose96 BloodRose96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2015

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    I'm broken. My mind is clustered.

    My heart will soon close down.
    Moment1206 Moment1206 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2015

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    I want to sort of reinvent myself I guess?

    It's just everyone looks at everything in the past and it's just everything and everyone I'm living around are so boring and dull and it's just so lifeless and I want to do something. I really want to see the world for myself without any setbacks or restrictions because the life...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Jun 22, 2015

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    I've thought of being in a big city,

    alone at night. Walking through boulevards, with eyes filled with glowing fascination. Appearing as if I am a lost person in a new world, ready to embark an adventure.
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 18-21 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    as someone only in their second year of high

    school, i constantly feel trapped. especially being under 18, my options are incredibly limited.. I can't just up and leave. im always seeing pictures of "inspirational quotes" along the lines of "you can change your entire life in seconds" and the background is a map with a...
    kamarillo kamarillo 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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    Sometimes I think about what it would be like

    to just go away and pretend to be someone else. I would go by a fake name and not share anything real about myself. This wouldn't be permanent but it would be a fun vacation from my life.
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    Sometimes, like tonight,

    I look at my life and I wish I could just get up walk out the door and never look back. Take nothing with me. Leave every single piece of myself and who I am behind. I wouldn't even take my car I'd just walk and hitchhiker. Find a new identity and start all over from scratch...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2015

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    Im at the point where I just feel like giving

    up on everything..taking a shower Cuz I'm living at my aunties Cuz my ***** of a mother kicked me out she decides to barge in and start laying into me my auntie was yelling at her telling her to stop she got hold of my head and smashed it into the shower head tap...I can't take...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    I have nothing left to give.

    I wish there were more within me to give, but there just isn't. *Maybe tomorrow...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2015

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    My heart bleeds right

    now the gash is deep it never will heal i know agony of being me internal bottom less inferno consumes you annihilates you and yet you are still alive to drag this hell with you carrying the burden of being you .......
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    nudistdom23 nudistdom23 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    Babypuncher454 Babypuncher454 22-25, M Jan 7, 2015

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    Especially when the weather is this damn cold!

    ! Really?! I just want to go somewhere with mild weather year round, does that even exist?
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F Jan 16

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    Fantasy

    Yes - running away seems to be a frequent fantasy lately.   I know I won't do it, but I'm so sick of things the way they are.  I am not really unhappy, I am financially comfortable, have good relationships with my family, love my kids, love my home and neighborhood, the cars I...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    Or, you know, take the bus outta here.

    Running gives me cramps.
    astateofdisarray astateofdisarray 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2015

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    I always think about just legging it.

    I'd love to buy a lilo and just cross the channel into France, get a cheap car and go all across Europe, leaving all the crap behind. I think just about my entire day is spent trying to find an excuse so I can trick myself into thinking it's the only logical solution so I'll...
    MattyMattyy MattyMattyy 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Some peoples lives are like a playground.

    Other peoples lives are battlegrounds. There are so many problems in my life concerning my finances, and my wifes poor health, that I sometimes want to escape. I just want to get in my truck and drive to "anywhere far far away". But my loyalty to her won't let me go. I can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    I wish I could just run away from all of it;

    the pain, the abuse, the memories, the judgements, and everything else. Most of all I wish I could run away from myself, escape all of my thoughts and who I am.
    crystalrosie crystalrosie 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2015

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    Wishing To Be Somewhere Else...

    Lately I've been thinking about running far away, starting my life over, and rebooting my whole system over...I know I'm not alone in this idea...My life has become something that I just don't even recognize anymore. Get up, get dressed, go to a job that I'm not happy in, work...
    Sweetie64 Sweetie64 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Dreading This Weekend

    I'm feeling so melancholy and unable to deal with the long holiday weekend or the parties. At least my work distracts me from this feeling and gives me a sense of purpose. I want to turn my phone off and disappear. I'd go somewhere totally desolate, calm, peaceful. Just myself...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses May 21, 2013

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    tsubakiblossom tsubakiblossom 22-25, F Jul 5, 2015

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    Bubblery Bubblery 22-25, F Jul 5, 2015

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    dairyoflife dairyoflife 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2014

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    to a place where I can be alone.

    No one there untill I'm ready to be social. Run away from all responsibility. Run to a physical place where I can gather my thought in complete silence, not just a mental state or meditation. Silence is often underrated and unappreciated, for me it is a great escape. Until this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 11, 2015

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    I see him everywhere .

    Him raping me over and over again .. I need to go like now !! 😔
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2015

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    Tomorrow is a new day

    and yesterday is behind me. How I wish I could turn back the hands of time and change the things I have done and repair broken hearts. But I am tired of running from the pain, the hurt, the regret….I have told the person who I love that I loved them and wanted to be with them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12, 2014

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    always been the way I handled stress,

    anxiety, conflict, fear...I hate being backed into a corner with no way out...
    PixieLoveChild PixieLoveChild 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    I wish I could run away forever.

    .... I don't like where I am, everything is just so confusing! And nobody understands me...
    aubrey234567 aubrey234567 13-15, F 1 Response May 19, 2014

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    I Wish

    I cant. I'm too young, no money, no place to run to. I just want out of here. Theres got to be a way
    teena4u269 teena4u269 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    And today is no different.

    I just got a letter from some loan people at the college I went to that says I've paid nothing to them even though it's been paid for every month since over a year ago. They've sent a letter every month saying I haven't paid, and every month they have to be called and they say...
    linxoflife linxoflife 18-21, F Dec 24, 2015

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    My husband got violent with me again the other

    day. It was my girlfriends birthday and she invited me my husband and a couple of our other friends out for dinner and clubbing after that. My husband didnt give me a reply to the invitation for a week..he kept me hanging even though he knew i really wanted to go and the day...
    solongago2 solongago2 31-35, F 12 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    2tall4heels 2tall4heels 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 11

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    Sometimes I feel I've got to run away.

    - Tainted love I've recently been wanting to run away from home more and more. I don't know why though. I literally have so much. I do love my parents even though sometimes I wish I could smack them in the face. But I just sometimes wonder what it would be like if I did run...
    Devilscar Devilscar 22-25, M Jun 5, 2014

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    Almost every. single.

    day of my life.
    SameOldLoneliness SameOldLoneliness 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    Today i forgot to make him his second cup of

    coffee before i left for work. Six hours later and im still getting taunted for forgetting and even after apologising he is still making me feel bad for it. And hes mad at me. I dont know if im over reacting or is it normal for husbands to be this way. So stuck trying to make...
    solongago2 solongago2 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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    Well I tried it for 10 days.

    I had a breakdown and had to go live with my Mum for a while. I've got back home and realised nothing is better. I'm just as apathetic, lethargic, tired, sad and lonely as I was. Things are no better. I'd move to another continent and I'd probably be just as worse. I'm supposed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 18, 2015

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    But then I reason out the entire get away.

    In great length I plan out how I would depart and reestablish my new self in another place where not a single person knew me and I could never utter a word about my actual past to establish myself without tying myself again to my old self. I then decide to stay and face my life...
    sofakingEZ sofakingEZ 36-40, M Nov 4, 2015

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    A Dream Come True

    I never could... but I have wished to have the courage to run away many times... I think Tom Petty said it best: Wildflowers You belong among the wildflowers You belong in a boat out at sea Sail away, kill off the hours You belong somewhere you feel free Run away, find you a...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    Run away from the people.

    The caos. The noise. Life.
    Alaska127 Alaska127 13-15, F Oct 8, 2015

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    Just want to run and keep running

    and never look back. Never question why I did! Just live on my own find a man who loves me for me and reminds me of nothing like my father!!!! Someone who is actually sweet and kind and treats me like a woman and like how a woman should be treated!!!
    Tryingtohide Tryingtohide 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    i hate my life. Anyone in Ohio

    that wants to runaway with me asap?
    Depressedteenager14 Depressedteenager14 13-15, F Aug 31, 2015

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