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NannaYou can only run for so long, before you tire of it.

The urge to run away has always been within me. It speaks to me every single day, trying to persuade me to run for the hills, leave everything behind and start all over again.
I’ve barely turned twenty and already, I’ve done this far too often. I just can’t seem to find my shelf in this world, the place that is for me. I don’t know where I belong and my life scares me. So I run. Learning to be happy and unashamed of my entire being has proven to be the greatest task given to me.
I just hope I’ll stop fleeing from everything that scares me. Accepting life and all the obstacles it lay in front of me is something I have to learn how to do, ‘cause I’m too out of breath to run any more. 3 years ago




This has always been a tough one for me. I have anxiety issues and trust issues. So running has always seemed like the best option. But this time I didn’t run, even though I really felt I had to. I thought he didn’t love me anymore, so I thought that running away from the relationship would help make that pain go away. I withdrew from him and gaurded myself. But I stayed. And now I am so happy I did. :) 5 years ago

catattackI haven't completely mastered this...

but I’m better at it, thanks in large part to a partner who is understanding and forgiving. 6 years ago


It’s temptations that make things become difficult. Indeed I don’t lack the necessary courage to handle stuff or solve the problems myself. But the inward needs of finding a right balance is the thing I need to fight. 6 years ago

AlexandrineWhen I catch myself

...I can keep myself from running away:) 6 years ago

milkbox 2.0!a.k.a.

This is also sometimes called Being Brave, Stubborn and a Little Bit Crazy. 6 years ago

AlexandrineThe secret to winning is to challenge myself

“Every time I fight the urge to run, it diminishes the fear a little bit. It never really cancels the fear of losing; I just have to keep challenging it.” 7 years ago

AlexandrineFight back

Fight back and ask myself the famous ’’What if’’ question! 7 years ago


I’m so good at leaving… so good. But I haven’t really run from anything lately… I’m doing well… 7 years ago

lemonyellowReady to Run

I have always been a runner. I can’t count all the times I have run away. It almost comforting to know that there are other people out there who have done the same thing. One thing I have learned is that a change of location won’t change who you are. 7 years ago

catattackI am failing at this...

My urge is, well, publicly noted here. I get defensive, I get mad, I throw up my hands and walk away. I’m not getting any better at this. I know what’s happening when I do it, which is very embarrassing, and God help anybody who gets in the way. I have no idea what to do about this. Even if I wanted to change. 7 years ago

miadeppDisgusting people

there are always some disgusting people you meet that make you feel uneasy or even angry.

Unfortunately we can really never be able to avoid them to appear. I used to feel very angry but from now on, I will only laugh out and then forget it.

Laughter is the great medicine for all. 7 years ago


everytime i hurt. 8 years ago

andreaskyeIn my Head and blood

Yes, I have fought the ingrained urge in myslef to run from the chaos that can be home, when you have a husband you are not sure cares and a trio of teenage children. 8 years ago

alphabunnyThis One Is Tough

I could turn pro at this if necessary…especially when it comes to interpersonal relationships.

I’m working on this with the help of a good friend. I promised him I won’t run and disappear when we hit a glitch. So far so good. As it turns out it is not so bad talking things out. It gets wearisome to keep running with a backpack chock full of worries and despair.

Better to stay put and kick that bag to the curb.

Hang in there! 8 years ago

catattackThe urge to run

This is probably the hardest entry I’ve ever written. This is a hard one to talk about. I’m not sure why I do this, but I do. I guess it’s easier to run than sit still and communicate, whether it’s with a friend, a member of the family, or the person I love the most. I’m working on it. That’s all I can say. 8 years ago

milkbox 2.0!moving on now

I’ve had enough practise with this one, I’m ready to say I’m all good. Yay!

(Excellent photo from joeyharrison.com.)8 years ago

ItI've done this somewhat

if you think it’s funny when I say that it’s incredibly easy to fight the urge to run up a mountain when it gets really difficult to even walk uphill. I always slow down and stop to walk whenever track practice gets difficult and I really need to stop doing that if I ever want to improve. I hope to do better in practice today. We’re going up some stupid mountains again. 8 years ago

milkbox 2.0!grr

I know it’s sometimes hormonal, but there really are days when I want to say &@%$ this! and leave if only it weren’t so destructive and hurtful that I know it would just result in more damage in the long run.

Besides, what would this goal be for? And it’s me that goes away, not whatever those difficult things are; eventually they’d either catch up or we just meet again.

::bites bullet:: 8 years ago

scgpdxTruly tough one

My current position – probably a mistake. My gut instinct was to NOT take it. However, work guidelines say I’m stuck in it for 10 more months, unless there’s dramatically extenuating circumstances. (It’s a strong guideline, not a mandate.)

Well, now there’s 3 other positions open in the company that require a specialized degree/certificate – one that maybe 10 people total (in a HUGE company) actually have. I’ve got it. They might have to hire outside the company if they can’t find qualified people inside. And I’m inside.

But do I stay in a seriously difficult situation and see what I can learn from it (among other things, how to stay in that very difficult situation for 10 more months – see my goal about ‘difficult coworker’)? Or do I ask for permission to investigate the other job(s)? 8 years ago

milkbox 2.0!i can feel it coming on yet again

And today’s question is: Can he keep me here? Because I’m still not sure and that makes me feel sad. And maybe because, for the first time ever, I really do want to stay. 8 years ago

milkbox 2.0!running the other way

Nobody wants to have a difficult time, that’s for sure, but running off doesn’t make it any easier. More often than not, it just either delays or extends the agony. I just have to learn to bite the bullet and stick around until it’s through.

But honestly, sometimes I really do get so scared I’d think my heart would stop beating at that very moment. And that’s when I run. 8 years ago

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