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I Sometimes Wish I Could Just Run Away

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    Oh, Dear God Above, do I EVER!

    !!!! I Wish I could Just Run Away Soooooooooo Often! And I COULD, of course, we ALL have that choice, really, but WOULD IT DO ANY DAMN GOOD???! For Me, no. Unfortunately, it never has been a wise/productive move for me to make -&, believe you me, it's crossed my mind as a...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F Jun 16

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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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    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...
    armpitdrip armpitdrip 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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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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    Life is just too rough at times

    even family feels empty and useless. The feeling of getting underappreciated, misunderstood, judged, lost, pressures of being confined into gender roles and duties, overtly high expectations, and extremely low expectations. I just want to run away from it all. Being by myself is...
    hxanime hxanime 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Some days I feel so overwhelmed by life

    that I just want to run away from everyone and everything. I know that running away doesn't solve your problems and that if you do run away your problems will still be there waiting for you when you come back. I am not a strong person either physically, mentally, or emotionally...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    My familey is always fighting an dim tired of

    dealing with it. I honestly think my familey would be glad if i left.......
    Kassidyann98 Kassidyann98 16-17, F May 14

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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

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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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    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Anyone in Ohio who wants to runaway with me?

    or let me live with them? thanks
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21

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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

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    Stay One More Day.

    Every. Day. I don't though. One of these days, I'm just going to up and leave...
    marinesgirl96 marinesgirl96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2012

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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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    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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    The more I read about people's experiences in

    an attempt to find my own peace, I realize more and more that there may be more to these stories. I have ex issues I'll admit it. I'm not over losing my best friend. But there are two sides to everything. Maybe I loved her too much and I was completely in the wrong the whole...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26

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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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    dairyoflife dairyoflife 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2014

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    I feel like if I leave right

    now no-one would notice. I'm alone most of the time and I'm tired of this empty feeling I have inside.
    mynameiskris mynameiskris 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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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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    I Want To Leave Everything Behind

    Well, like i said i've been in this blah mood for weeks, and just yesterday i was thinking what if i go?, what if i leave everything i know behind, what if i start a new life in some other place, new people a new life, start over...but i can't. My mom has diabetes and i would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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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

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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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    Sometimes I wish I could run away.

    From all my problems and even myself. I wish I was tough enough to just start brand new, hop into my car, and just go. Random turns around the corners. Left, right, left , left, right, left. Wipe my last tear on my pink and red hearted steering wheel "hun, we had some good...
    Broke2Fabulous Broke2Fabulous 22-25, F May 18

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    Ok. So this is my first experience.

    Most days I sit and wonder why I stay here. I know I have no money, no job, no where to go. I'll lose everything. But my dad has a serious drinking problem and all he does is shout abuse at me every night. I start to believe everything he says to me. Everyday I wish I could just...
    LovePee97 LovePee97 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I'm 15, female, and from North Carolina.

    Message me or comment for more info.
    QueenKayD QueenKayD 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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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

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    Yeah, but i must be strong.

    And stand like hero then face everything i'm afraid of. Not run away. I cant just run away. I want make each day count. Live life the fullest. Thats for my family. Maybe thats why i can't reach the goal. I need to want something very badly and make it happen. But i have no...
    Natureismagic Natureismagic 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Where Would I Go??

    My first instinct when things start going wrong is to hide.  I do my daily "need to things", but afterward I just don't want to face anyone.  I will drive around in my car for hours. When I tire of that I will just find a place to park.  Sit in my car...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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    Bubblery Bubblery 22-25, F Jul 5

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    HelloMaji HelloMaji 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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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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    Runawaygirl2001 Runawaygirl2001 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've been really annoyed with adults lately

    so I decided to run away. I wanted to inform my friends about my plan so they wouldn't be worried about me. I knew I was gonna tell my friend Michaela for sure, but I was debating whether I would tell my friend Brandie. After a few weeks of thinking about it, I decided to tell...
    alyssanar123 alyssanar123 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Not Again

    I can't believe I'm in this spot again.   The desire to get in my car and drive to anywhere but here is strong.  I want to start over with a clean slate.  The problem is, I know that 's not possible.  We're never given a truly clean slate...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 20 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    Sometimes I wish I was more irresponsible

    and selfish. But I'm not built for it. So, I live miserable most of the time. If you call it living. I have family that I must sacrifice myself for. Jesus shoulda had a sister so we could relate.
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 6

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    tsubakiblossom tsubakiblossom 22-25, F Jul 5

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    Everything has been bothering me lightly.

    I start school in two weeks, so I decided to sell something (I bought with my own money) so I could buy a hoodie or something (my parents already gave me money) And what happens? When the money comes in my dad takes it. Makes me hate him more, on top of everything else he has...
    xxJaydaxx xxJaydaxx 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    im so tired of feeling let down all the time.

    im tired of the hurt an pain i go through each an every day. i hate how i struggle to be happy. its not a good feeling, depression. its like a darkness that grabs an drags you in, not letting you escape. its like you try an try to escape itsgrasp but nothing you do seems to work...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 18

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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

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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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