Do you have a bolt hole that you escape to when the going gets tough?

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  1. sallybea profile image97
    sallybeaposted 7 years ago

    Do you have a bolt hole that you escape to when the going gets tough?

  2. My Moments profile image60
    My Momentsposted 7 years ago

    Not so much anymore, I usually try to stick around and solve the issue.  However, last time time I did bolt, I took off for Colorado and stayed for eight months!

  3. Born2care2001 profile image76
    Born2care2001posted 7 years ago

    Yep! I'm very grateful for the capacity to compartmentalize within my mind. To be able to stay present and "escape" at the same time. At times, even when there are those who wish I wouldn't, I am traveling the infinite within and sometime without! It's so much fun! (though I have never amusingly referred to it as a bolt hole! LOL)
    I figure if I can do this why should I wait until I have to? I also think all of us have this ability. We just choose to ignore it!
    I really enjoyed the question!
    May peace be with you!

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful Born2care, As a child I would travel  via the 'Far away Tree , the book written by Enid Blyton.  She took me to places I have not since traveled.  A delicious memory!!   So glad you enjoyed the question. Peace with you too  Sally

  4. JimTxMiller profile image70
    JimTxMillerposted 7 years ago

    Naw. I just go sit in the backyard and drink.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi JimTxMiller, a healthy glass of water goes a long way!  Thanks for the comment.

  5. Monis Mas profile image80
    Monis Masposted 7 years ago

    I don't. I just try to deal with whatever is going on, and I hope it will pass.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Monis Mas, It usually does but sometimes it helps to escape into a hiding hole so that you can take stock,!   I find it helpful is just to spend time in the outdoors in mother nature.   Thanks for your comment.

  6. beatrice2013 profile image80
    beatrice2013posted 7 years ago

    Oh Yes I do....the bolt hole is usually my bedroom and in such a situation it becomes a prayer closet, then I also tell myself...It could have been worse....and once I do this,then the tough issue suddenly starts looking smaller and smaller.Try it .

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      beatrice2013 It sure is surprising how good a bedroom can be when you need a little space and feel safe.   Glad to know that you have somewhere to go whilst you face tough issues.  Thank you for your response.

  7. Eco-Lhee profile image83
    Eco-Lheeposted 7 years ago

    My mom used to call it itchy feet, I would get into my car and drive and drive and drive, anywhere, especially if it was a mountain road. Now, I don't get that feeling very much anymore, and when things get tough, it usually doesn't last very long. During those times, I make a cup of tea and sit and relax and try to think about the positive things and that this too shall pass.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Eco-Lhee, I know the feeling, I too love to be in my car, especially on a quiet and beautiful road.  Perhaps it is the connecting with nature that sometimes makes things easier to cope.  Thanks for your comment.

  8. kidnappedkids profile image90
    kidnappedkidsposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes I take my tent, get in my car, drive about 8 hours, then hole up in a campground for a while until I feel able to come back and face reality.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds good kidnappedkids, once again perhaps nature and a little space help to ease the difficult times!   Glad you have found a way to cope.  Thank your for your comment.

  9. Jlbowden profile image87
    Jlbowdenposted 7 years ago

    Yes there was one time during this winter, that I had to escape from the confines of home for awhile.  However I never managed to get more then 3 miles from home and wound up at my cousins garage, which was not only engulfed in the odors of strong oil smells.  But worse then that....engulfed in a thick haze from the smoke of his so-called fine Cuban cigar!  (;

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Jbowden, Winter can be a very depressing times, it makes life a little more difficult to cope with, especially if space is limited.  I completely understand, nice that you had somewhere safe to go, smells and all!  Thank you for the comment.


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