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I Sometimes Wish I Could Just Run Away

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    My heart now aches for this.

    I have this little fantasy of running away with the love of my life. He'll pick me up just before the sun rises and we'll just drive, no plans, no destination, no where to really go, just drive into the unknown together. We'll leave all this behind, start over and never look...
    aurorabutterfly aurorabutterfly 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2014

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    Sometimes I Dont To Be In This World Anymore.

    I Just Want To Run Away And Not Having To deal With All My Problems. What Should I Do When Im In This Situation??
    yolo2013 yolo2013 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2014

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    ...and then i just did it.

    wow, that was a mistake. maybe i should have kept going. i told him i was gonna keep going, maybe end up in wyoming or montana somewhere. change my name to flo or edna, take on a heavy southern accent. say cute things like "kiss my grits" while i serve truck drivers coffee and...
    freakmagnet freakmagnet 36-40, F Dec 17, 2014

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    My home is not so home

    and there's no love here. I just want to run and chase my dreams and make it on my own. I'm tired of my surroundings.
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F Oct 9, 2014

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    I Ran Away To Under The Kitchen Table....

    So I have been extremely unhappy lately and yesterday i got so angry with someone i love that i finally decided to just run.....just not very far. I went to the bank, took out money I didn't have, hopped on the train that i can walk to and went to Boston for the evening; not...
    narnialilly narnialilly 36-40, F Aug 6, 2013

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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 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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    I come from a family of entrepreneurs.

    Every single member of my family has a business: my mom, my dad, my sister and my five aunts. I’m the only one stuck in a dead-end job. Many would consider my job satisfactory but I consider it dead-end. I drive every day for 1 and ½ hours through really bad traffic just to...
    ideglan ideglan 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 17, 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 feel like I just want to runaway

    and never look back... I dont have a bad life I have a decent career and have got my head screwed firmly on. The only thing I dont have is a social circle or someone special. I feel selfish for thinking like it where there are so many people who are alot worse of and still...
    dch29 dch29 22-25, M 1 day ago

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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 6 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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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 18-21, M Jun 5, 2014

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    I don't have a bad life.

    I have a mom, a dad and two brothers. I live in a house. I eat food everyday. I have fresh water to drink. But I still want to leave. Why? I don't know. I just feel like I don't belong here. I feel like such a failure. I wish I could just leave. But I can't do that. I love my...
    maaatildaaah maaatildaaah 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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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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    Has anyone ever thought,

    that maybe just maybe life wasn't meant to actually handle for ourselves. I have felt for a pretty good while, that I wish I could be free. To have all the world starring at me with no-one to pick at me or have fun. Who wants to sit back and watch their life skip away...
    Miranda1008 Miranda1008 18-21, F Jan 31

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    I don't want to continue this life anymore!

    I hate it. I sometimes just feel that I should run away from it all and never look back.
    XxMisguidedxGhostxX XxMisguidedxGhostxX 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    I've found myself and changed

    but everyone sees me as the old me and it's hard to change their views on me
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Oct 18, 2014

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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...
    Imacrazybiatch Imacrazybiatch 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Sometimes I wish I could just drop everything

    and run away... far far away from everything. But then again i find that a very cowardly move. So I tell myself to just face reality and be brave enough to face my problems.
    Chrels Chrels 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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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 Life Brings You Down

    not sure why cause i am a happy person. i just always wonder 'what if i'd have done this' or 'what if i'd have done that'. nothing that i really want to talk about.....it'd be too hard to sort out anyway. i'll feel one way today, and completely different tomorrow...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 26, 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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    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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    We need to run away..

    .just to see who will come after us...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9, 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 16-17 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    I'm just done with everything.

    I have no escape. I need to leave.
    alanajane alanajane 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    Babypuncher454 Babypuncher454 22-25, M Jan 7

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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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    Same ****, day in and day out.

    I ask for a rope to save me from drowning and i am handed an anchor instead. Its damned if i do, damned if i dont. I have so many things i need to scream, but on my words i choke. The anger pent up inside of me makes me feel like a prisoner in solitary confinement and most days...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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

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    ru-u-u-u-un r-r-r-u-u-un.

    ..r-r-r-r-r-runnn... RUN RUN RUN RUN ~Pumped Up Kicks Foster the People
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Jan 5

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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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    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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    Yes, I was thinking the same thing.

    But I stopped and thought about it. If I ran away from all the issues and problems that I am facing, then how in the world will I understand the meanings of life, love, mistakes and forgiveniness,
    rusritt1520 rusritt1520 18-21, M Feb 15

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    I wish I could escape the life

    that is my home. I just want to be who I am without being judged for it. Is that too much to ask for? And they wonder why I spend so much time in my room. It's just the one spot where I could be myself. I wish I could just build my own home the way I want- with whoever I chose...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F Feb 24

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    My new life is so different from the life I

    knew. Sometimes I don't know what to do, or think. I just wanna run away. I feel like I don't deserve all the nice things Gods been giving me. Like the life I had before is what I deserve. But then again what would I know? I'm just some punk rock obsessed, skater girl, emo...
    KATarinatillinghast KATarinatillinghast 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    Almost every. single.

    day of my life.
    SameOldLoneliness SameOldLoneliness 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I just need to leave my family

    and my ****** past, so I can start fresh and create my own life be who I am with everyone on my a** about it. If I want to dye my hair...let me If I want to start smoking vapors....leave me be. I want to be me!
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F Dec 4, 2014

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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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    stupidfears stupidfears 13-15, F Oct 22, 2014

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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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    Sometimes, you just want to run away just

    for a little while; away from your life and your thoughts everything, to have time alone , time to settle things in your mind.. you just need a vacation from the world, a break from people, a break from everything in your life..
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 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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    I just want to run as fast

    and far as I can if could just to get away from all the lies and the truth behind it. If running away will make me forget I would. If running away can lessen the pain I would. Because facing them right now might be the end of me.
    Alekz2816 Alekz2816 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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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