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I Want to Be Settled and Yet I Want to Run

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    Confused

    I'm young... I know that I am. Yet, I can't help fighting off this feeling that I should be settling down.  I suppose because all my friends are doing this.  None of them really seem happy though... but maybe it's because my parents met 15.  Then again...
    wishing2travel wishing2travel 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    I Often Feel Like I Have Split Personalities.

    There is this one side of me that has always been the more prominent.  She is maternal, calm, way ahead of her years, ready to settle down, sweet, loving, cheerful, cautious, anxious, posesses all the moral values and religious. Then there is the other, she is...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Jun 10, 2009

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    But You Can't Run Away From Yourself

    I am as settled as i can be but in my mind i want to run and keep running, but in the words of bob marley you cant run away from yourself!.
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    I Want To Settle

    I want to settle,Yet, at the same time,Want to run,What's goin' on,I don't know,Only wish I did.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 14, 2012

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    It's Just Like the Two Mes

      I have covered this emotion somewhat in another story about Gypsy blood but I must admit that I also have this same problem *sighs*. I don't know if it is as Wishing2travel says about others within our age seeming to have settled down, if it might be...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F Apr 20, 2009

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    Conflicting Ideas

    There is a big part of me that wants to wander, to get lost in the world. But there is another side that wants to settle down and live the 'white picket fence' dream. I guess I need to find a balance between the two, but I do yearn to wander, at least some of the time...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2013

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    I Feel Like This

    I want to run, I want to get away and I listen to music that would be a great soundtrack for doing that but but then sometimes I would just like a hug and a home, a family, a rest
    jamesdean4ever jamesdean4ever 18-21, M Nov 14, 2011

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    Wow

    This is exactly how I feel I didn't know there was a group for it! Yay!
    angeldelinkwent angeldelinkwent 22-25, F Oct 21, 2009

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    Confused

    I'm young... I know that I am. Yet, I can't help fighting off this feeling that I should be settling down.  I suppose because all my friends are doing this.  None of them really seem happy though... but maybe it's because my parents met 15.  Then again...
    wishing2travel wishing2travel 18-21, F Apr 19, 2009

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    Confliction Of My Mind. An Everlasting.

    I want to run run run, until I can't anymore. See places i've never seen. Be a different me. Be somewhere else. Do different things. I see my glass as empty and desperately want to fill it. I want to change lives, make smiles, breath air. Climb a mountain somewhere. get out of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 5, 2012

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    Yea, But I Can Have Both - I Think.

    Time will tell - June is coming and then I will be free to be me.  
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 20, 2009

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    Do you want to run away with me? I live on Long Island and I'm desperate to run away with a group. I'm 13 and a girl and there one other person coming with me (hopefully us)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3

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    Were you there from the beginning of time and space, when GOD made it all? GOD was. If you look around, you can see God everywhere. God made man from the dust of the earth...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    When I want him he runs. When I don't want him he try to catch me and when he catches me he runs. They think they're too good for me. I never think I'm too good for them. Being...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 18

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    I want someone to runaway with me. I want a male and wish that you're close to Dayton/ Cincinnati, Ohio area :)
    Meltatum Meltatum 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    13, turning 14 wanting someone to run away with them! Must live in Southern Ohio. Maybe near Hamilton.
    Meltatum Meltatum 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    my teachers,my parents,my friends,my uncles,my aunts often said what i want to be in future, and i answered i dont know yet or i said every idea to each of them -_-... pretty...
    alfhyraawal alfhyraawal 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    0.77. I remember that Google was mentioned on "60 minutes" 1. "As good as it gets" - it was an interesting movie 2. Sometimes my keyboard-playing are REALLY boring 3. I have never...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Hello. this is just something i wrote ..my feelings...about the Nepal earthquake. I've shared this on other group as as well. I know its nothing good or special...but I just hope...
    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    1. Not sure I can finish this list lol 2. I have a birthmark 3. I love running 4. I do cross country running and track 5. I love to sing 6. Sometimes I feel like my brother hates...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been wishing more and more I'd had someone who would run away with me someone I can move in with a group of friends to get apartment with someone or some people a group where...
    TheForgottenDoll TheForgottenDoll 18-21, T Apr 16

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    I heard a song Sunday night on the radio and I really liked it. Typically, when I hear a song on the radio that I like, I will take note of the radio station and the time - down to...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well, I've never posted anything before, but there's no time to start like the present. I just wanted to post about what I'm labeling, "Quarter Life Crisis". I'm 23 and have yet to...
    oibrulee oibrulee 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    This is a work in progress, I will answer them all in time ! You can request questions to be added. 1. Who is your hero? I dont have any "known" people that are my hero, but...
    cesgensla cesgensla 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    It's like.. You can't run from yourself, you know? I mean, that's the thing Id like to run from the most. I am my most feared person. I am the weakest. I am the most worthless. But...
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I am in love with a married woman whom I deeply admire and want to desperately spend the rest of my life with. We both are pretty much of the same age. Let me tell about this...
    super36 super36 36-40, M Apr 22

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    Hi, my name is Kyla on here. I'm going to tell you my story. It's all true. Except for names and specific details for the privacy and respect and protection of others. So where do...
    AskKyla AskKyla 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I hate a lot of things but if I were to point out 5 which I see or come in contact with on a daily base. - smokers - drinkers (alchohol) - make-up, girls/guys that wear make-up...
    Ichki Ichki 18-21, M Apr 18

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    I don't hve much people who love me.. (i should rephrase.. to make it sounds less pathetic...) i don't hve much people who love me the way i wanted.. i got hurt most by my...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Everytime I think about starting a new life I have to come to terms with my expectations for what that means. I keep expecting change and yet I refuse to change myself or my...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Even though he doesn't care about me, I care about him. He probably doesn't even realize how much I'm hurting, or that I'm getting anxiety attacks from what happened to us. I liked...
    maemae928 maemae928 18-21, F Apr 7

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    its so hard living simple in this complicated world where you feel a thing is right and everyone else wanna make it wrong. We seek answers; why am living, who am I, why am I from...
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Well after lots of prayer, weighing our options and talking finances, I think we're settled on adopting. The money it would cost for a reversal would more than cover an adoption...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    I wrote this about a meet I ran in last year. Its for a school assignment and I wanted to post it on here. I am still editing the one I will hand in. I love cross country and...
    Lilyflower00 Lilyflower00 13-15, F Apr 22

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    I have a big big problem... I am a girl, and I am in love with my friend/roommate/teammate who is also a girl. I don't know how or why this happened, I just know that it happened...
    clearmymind clearmymind 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I wonder if rapists ever see their victims as human beings like them. Their animalistic urge seem to shut down all other mental functions and abuse their fellow being even at the...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    I will be moving to another country in the coming months, a country I've lived in before. I have mixed feelings. There isn't much keeping me here, but I had finally settled into my...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i love running on this beautiful track 3 minutes away from where i work . especially since i discovered lately . that i am able to do more and push myself more ----- when i run...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    6.2 miles...who knew three years ago being one of 20,000 runners would turn into a passion. Three years ago, my brother, sister and I set out on a 10k just for fun. I've been...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I want to get out. I want to get up. I want to a take long walk. See the sceneries change. Watch the people move. Witness the sky turns into different colors. Feel the air touch...
    msj02 msj02 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Who are the world’s fastest slower or recreational runners? A new analysis of more than a million recreational marathon participants at major marathons around the world finds...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    THIS IS WHAT WE IN RESCUE FACE EVERY DAY- THIS DOG IS JUST A SPEC OF SAND ON AN ENDLESS BEACH OF MISERY- THIS IS WHAT GOES ON EVERY DAY IN OUR SHELTER SYSTEMS- DOES ANYONE REALLY...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Apr 9

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