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  • yes, whatever! take me with you!

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  • no... I like my life just the way it is

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    no... just running for the pure joy of running... because that's what I DO

    would I love to run away from my past as well? Hellz yes! but that one isn't possible and I know it

    and kdude... you may have all of my locational instability you desire
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    and kdude... you may have all of my locational instability you desire
    I sympathize really. It must be a similar pull as mine, just in reverse. Just recommending that you appreciate the good things in life would be trite and unhelpful. You need something to stimulate you and keep you appreciating. I suggest piling on some hobbies. Create some fun while you're at it. Start some parties or something. It'll at least wear you down for awhile.

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    yeah... I could do with some hobbies I suppose

    and I really do enjoy being a stranger more than I like to be known at all
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    I've wanted to run away too -- to just sort of get a reboot on life. A new place, new expectations, new opportunities, the whole deal. Hasn't happened, and I'm not sure that it will - it's hardly practical at this point, and I'd be giving up a lot to do it, with no real expectation of being able to make up for it financially, etc. later. I know that part of it's just antsy-ness, too. Few things are more relaxing and stress-relieving for me than just *going*. Usually that takes the form of just driving and being physically in motion, but there's a part of me that would just want to throw away my position in life and start over, too.

    Part of that's just wishful thinking, too, of course. Easy to think that a reboot would fix things when you haven't yet done it and realize that it's quite a pain in the behind, too .
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    yeah... I could do with some hobbies I suppose

    and I really do enjoy being a stranger more than I like to be known at all
    I think Se (and extroverted P in general) generally likes "the new". Sometimes you guys for go for the obvious ways of getting that though. In your case, it's "I NEED TO RUN AWAY!!" But you can find plenty to do that's new without being so drastic. I guess that's my only advice. I wish I could gear it for you. I don't know what ideas to throw out for you exactly. Just chill out for now and think of some things.. don't get in your car tonight and take off.

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    When I change my life I don't move an hour and a half away, I move across the country. I've done it three times now (NC to CA ...well, then to NV from CA, but then from NV to WV, and now from WV to CA). It's never been pointless, though, I always had a good reason.

    I used to also like running away spontaneously to the beach for a few days about an hour or two away in NC when I was younger.

    I don't know what to say if you still want to run, even though you like your life.

    I don't know. Maybe you should take more road trips. Are you working too much? Get to the root cause of this feeling - you may just be overwhelmed by something that is manageable - before it becomes a real problem and you regret leaving.

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    I'm not even sure that it's something that I want to run FROM... I'm kind of afraid that it's the pure, freedom of running- window of the car down, wind in my hair, the knowlege that I don't even KNOW where I'm going to end up next and that I never know what the next day will bring... something almost romantic about that in a way

    though I know that if I run, I'll miss what I have even more than I miss running... I feel split there
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    I have had these exact thoughts many, many times. But I don't think that I could ever actually do it. So now I sometimes fantasize about those stories of people that go for a drive, have an accident and end up with total amnesia and live a new life for a few years before they are found. Except, I wonder if it would be life altering if you didn't consciously make the decision to change?


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    Oh, I love that feeling too.

    That's why I said take more road trips, so that you don't like, leave your wonderful boyfriend and house because you get so fed up from not having that feeling of being on the highway with wind in your hair.

    I do relate, but if you like your life, just be careful.

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    yeah... I feel like I'm playing with a lit stick of dynamite even ENTERTAINING those thoughts... I can't run, I'll slip back into my old ways and I'm pretty convinced that the only thing I really run from is me anyways

    and yeah... stories about people with amnesia are kind of enviable until you put yourself in their shoes and realize that it'd just be confusing instead of liberating
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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