Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Want to Be Settled and Yet I Want to Run

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Wow

    This is exactly how I feel I didn't know there was a group for it! Yay!
    angeldelinkwent angeldelinkwent 26-30, F Oct 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I am a 48 years old woman .I have two kids age 18 and 15 both are dependent on me as they both are studying yet.my story started when I got married at the first time in 1995 to my...
    Nikkikang Nikkikang 46-50, F 53 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You claim you know me but how and what?? You know me because I have made you know me ..As because I have always felt you are someone very close,my own with whom I can share...
    winterfall winterfall 41-45 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Use to,not ever again unless he's my bf.I don't think it's a good idea in the long run.Because eventually some one gets hurt.So now i just see guy friends as just that friends at...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To The Girl Who Stole My HeartYou're the first person I think about.In the morning after I eat and go out.When I jump in the shower to wash my body and head.And the last, after...
    theophilusmartins theophilusmartins 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It s holiday today and i have just seen Inception at home, finally i have got the time to see this movie which was on theatre more than 5 years ago. Feeling lucky to have seen it...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As I lie awake at 2:30 in the middle of the night in total darkness, the only light coming from the tablet that I tell my secrets to, I think of you. I wish tonight that you were...
    Niknak9225 Niknak9225 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How to Decide What to Do with Your Life ( this is lifehacker's post btw im just copied it here because i liked it alot ) When you're young, the world is your oyster and...
    deeptastic deeptastic 18-21, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." Aristotle said this more than 2,000 years ago. And it still holds true today. What is...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I need someone with a car to take me to Kansas City, Missouri. I can't stay here anymore.
    xoKastasiaxo xoKastasiaxo 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Here's my story: Im eighteen years old nearly Nineteen and have realised how much I need a mother and father figure in my life. I have grown up living with both parents and from an...
    WesHester WesHester 18-21, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Greetings from the ghost town - Knockemstiff, Ohio! I'm a Florida boy, but moved a lot. I've finally settled in the Buckeye state with my "river rat" Cincy-gal wife, two Maine...
    SSKyleRedd SSKyleRedd 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anybody in Connecticut have a car and want to run away? 19 M so it's technically not running away but still. Message me.
    LookingForTheOne123 LookingForTheOne123 18-21, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION GOD'S WORD vs. EXPERIENCES Psalm 119:89 (AMP) Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens]. Experience...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I never want to have children. For some people it seems like an impossible concept that a female does not to mother children. It is an individual choice, some women want to have...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I could stare at her for hours. Her kissable lips her beautiful eyes. Her contagious smile. She's everything I've ever wanted and yet some. She's perfect to me. I shall call her my...
    CleansedSoul CleansedSoul 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want to run to Los Angeles, California. that's where I'd like to be one day. I've never been there but I'm so drawn to going to California. I'm a Dodgers fan and wear my Dodgers...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 26-30, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    this only you do...filling a single moment with so many emotions! in this life there have been so many moments when i would have felt the cord of my heart tightening because i was...
    snuffal snuffal 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel so lucky to be out running at sunrise on a Saturday, while so many are still snuggled beneath the covers of their beds. I absolutely love to run and get that adrenaline...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    anyone is cali/sacramento area want to run away with me? im very chill and like to joke. im 15 and just dont like my life right now so i want a tight group to run away with. anyone...
    runawayprincesss runawayprincesss 13-15, F Jan 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    anyone in california want to run away with me. im very chill. but i cant stand my life right now and i want to run away with a tight group. anyone interested?
    runawayprincesss runawayprincesss 13-15, F Jan 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If I get one, I want to name my son ( or one of my sons) Danilo. That's definetely settled. I think it's a beautiful name.
    onceuponadream200 onceuponadream200 13-15 Jan 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    After some quiet moments with the Lord, it's still dark outside when I start my run. The moon is still up there, the surrounding is so tranquil. I can't help but think of a lot of...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's truly a high... You know it's the perfect day when you get a good run in, self pleasure following the run that finds you dancing in the kitchen alone as you're cleaning...
    journey6812 journey6812 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes, I love it so much Everyday I try to run. However, I am the slowest runner on earth. I'm so slow, I get embarrassed when people see me run. So, I pretend to HATE running...
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have never had one. I'm not weird or anything, it's just that throughout my life iv never been in a situation where I have mixed openly with girls. It's never too late but now...
    Nads14 Nads14 26-30, M Jan 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Every day, I feel more and more like I belong nowhere. My soul is broken up and scattered across the wind, and it is there that I want to chase it. Not at school, not at home...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I found this silly personality test on Rutterman's profile and thought it was kind of interesting...and just fun to do, since I found myself answering the questions for myself...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This used to be the only site for finding people that wanted to run away. Now no one on here ever responds or all of the teens that wanted to do the old fashion pack your bags and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I found this article on the internet and i found it very useful. I can never understand if I love myself enough, even if I am a very self confident woman (yes, the two things can...
    ellaison ellaison 22-25, F Jan 24

    Your Response

    Cancel