There are many times I feel like running away, especially when things get very stressful or depressing. I am not sure where I would go, but going somewhere where I would not be found sounds great. But the reality is that no one should run away from their problems.
Yes, so many times I wish to run, but even if I were to go and not be found, they would still be in my head, I couldn't leave my mind behind.
It always sounds tempting but those demons tend to follow you around I think. No use drowning them either - they will learn to swim.
Do you mean running away from a bad situation, or simply just leaving everything behind on impulse?
When I was a young man in my teens I ran off many times, always to return. I had wanderlust badly, still have but I manage to contain it! I never had any real deep seated problems, I just loved to hit the open road from time to time. It was something like an inner restlessness that had to be acted upon, no matter what. Call it irresponsible but people who have felt the same will understand - you just have to go.
I often ended up in the woods if I was on foot, either camping or sleeping rough in summer time.
Other times I'd catch a bus or train and go on weekend forays into the countryside, out to tiny villages and remoter places in north England.
I've heard stories of people just up and going, taking one bag, leaving their belongings behind as if in some sort of trance! I guess some people do just run off, go missing, end up losing track of their lives?
A bit of both really. I have had wanderlust for years. In the same breath I have such sad sorrow with things beyond my control that running from them has entered my mind. The thing is I'd still have them in my mind, and I'm too responsible to run.
Hey mate i know what you mean, but think about it like this..You can't run from things that are "beyond" your control, all you can do is learn to accept those things that happen to you that "are" beyond your control, as all perfectly normal & all will happen to most people at some time in their lives..That wanderlust you speak of i had for years, & i even managed to work in almost 40 different countries in the world..Even when i packed in that line of work which was about a year ago, i still had that wanderlust inside me..I honestly think that wanderlust your speaking about, is you trying to find your "inner self" you just don't know it..I mean the one thing in life that everyone is searching for, no matter what their doing with their life is contentment..So you can't run away to find what your actually running away to search for, if that makes sense!lol, Because all the time your'l still be looking for your inner self, no matter where you run too..So your far better off (if your with me so far?lol) finding your inner self, (ie your passions/hobbies/calling in life etc, things you love to do), before you go running off anywhere because your taking your inner self with you, you have to as that's the rules!lol..Remember we're all looking for contentment & that's it, that's what that feeling is your having at the moment, because your not content & don't feel like it's coming..It will only start to come when you ask deep within, what would you love to do to start you on the road to finding contentment..Contentment is simply filling our lives with things we love doing, & people we love.
I shall try to find "HER" and what she is truly looking for, you are so right I am not content.
The key is we might want/desire a lot of things in life, but those things are what we see that "other" people have.So they look happy so we think, that if we get those things logically "we" should also be happy..Problem is we "never" ask our self.
california, Hawii, florida ... Yes! I always want to run away!!!
I would hop in my starship and ply the dark waves of interstellar space. I would visit Alpha Centaur and see if there are any habitable planets there. I would stop by Tau Ceti, Eta Cass, Epsilon Eridani, Omicron 2 Eridani and Gamma Leporis. I would wend my way toward the Hyades and see if H.P. Lovecraft knew something astronomers didn't.
And if my starship is fast enough, I would rise above the Milky Way and journey to NGC 188, one of the oldest open star clusters -- nearly twice the age of the Solar system. And then I would take on the additional distance to visit NGC 6791 which is as much as thrice the age of our own world.
I would miss Earth, yes. But I would hope to take my darling Juvy with me.
But alas! I don't remember seeing any used starship dealerships on this world.
Maybe next lifetime.
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