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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I feel like i want to just runaway and move out of my house. I have no care here
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    I don't do stress, and when everything gets piled on top of me, I break down and want to run away. Not deal with it, just run.
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    I just want to disappear somewhere far. I don't want to see anyone, see anything, I just want to disappear somewhere. Somewhere people don't recognized me, no memories, no trace of...
    anon152 anon152 13-15 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    What is it about heart rate when you are running ? When I started, I was pretty heavy and my max heart rate used to reach 180-185 bpm. But then I used to get damn tired and could...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It was like a stab to my heart when I saw Mark and the new girl together. No, not one but multiple stabs to my heart. Each stab brought pain and agony. I cringe and try to suck it...
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    Fitness class in school has got me hooked on running miles at a time. I have a feeling I could get used to this! Brought the treadmill down to the basement, added pull-up bar and...
    XxItWasAlwaysYouxX XxItWasAlwaysYouxX 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Eleven years. That is how long it took me to get out of that place. That literally means that I have spent half my life dreaming of getting away... Running away. I am far enough...
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    1.)I have a twin brother (I'm five minutes older) and two older half brothers 2.) I hate exercising, it makes me sound realllly lazy, but I don't get that 'runners high' or...
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    To love is to suffer;and many run from suffering, few know how to love!
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    ok heres the story my sister just recently decided to pursue exhibitionism. so she has been recently exposing her naked body in Public in a way that looks like it was an...
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    My life seems to be moving faster than my mind, I don't know if i can keep up. Where has my time gone? I am seventeen, and a university student. For a while, my life was aimless...
    savakora savakora 16-17 1 Response Aug 27

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    Anyone in Canada, bc? Not totally solid on running yet, I don't have much of plan. I have a little money, and a good skill that might let me get a job wherever we run too. I can...
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    If I can , I would like to rewind all my childhood, all those precious memories where we are all so innocent, no worry and just be ourselves. The time where we don't feel sadness...
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    Yet she confuses me so ******* much.
    Pearls666 Pearls666 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am sad so deeply kept imprisoned in the truth within the thought Words that can't be spoken is the burden of my lot. Rage just builds within my veins and tears that never dry...
    ohsofat ohsofat 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    1) Cheesy 2) Anxious 3) Silly 4) Snuggly 5) Patriotic 6) Hard-working... 7) Yet sometimes lazy 8) Loyal 9) Athletic 10) Considerate
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    I am very sad to be writing this.... because I never thought I was capable of feeling this way, but I have to face the truth of the matter. I love my husband, but not as my...
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    1. What is your name? Siim 2. How old are you? 21 3. Are you sure? Not quite. But it is according to my birth sertificate. 4. What is your earliest memory? Christmas. Bag full of...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Pushing People Away.Why do we push people away when it is against our nature as social creatures to do this? No one really prefers to be alone deep down yet at times we isolate...
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