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Ever feel like just taking off and running?

 
 
Linkat
 
Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:28 pm
Ever see Forest Gump where he just ups and starts running? He runs to the Pacific Ocean and then turns around and runs to the Atlantic. I really think I could this right now. I feel like just running.

Ever read some of those weird missing persons where they search and then find out this person just upped and left without much of a trace? I feel like that now. Don’t worry (if anyone is), I wouldn’t do it, I just feel like it. Wouldn’t it sometimes feel great just to escape and not turn back?
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:32 pm
@Linkat,
Yes, I have Linkat. It's called "the fugue state"
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:34 pm
@Linkat,
I've had a couple of literal and figurative episodes of running.

Usually when I'm feeling crowded.

I've left apartments, cities, relationships. Sometimes by fleet foot.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:36 pm
@Linkat,
Keep in mind, Forest Gump had millions of dollars at the time.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:40 pm
@Linkat,
Yes. Sometimes I just take off running down the street. People look at me funny. I also sometimes just feel like going walkabout. Taking off by myself down some trail or traveling alone to a distant place.

I also sometimes feel like throwing away everything I own and setting my house on fire.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:43 pm
@NickFun,
Good point!
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:45 pm
OK I am not insane - even though I have been even more frequently finding that I talk to myself - outloud.

I guess I can look at the bright side - others will give me a wide berth.
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:46 pm
@Linkat,
Yes yes yes and yes.

Some days I feel like getting in my car after work and just driving away.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:47 pm
@Linkat,
I've got a pal at work - we used to sit on opposite sides of a divider. Every now and then she'd announce she'd lost a shoe and crawl under her desk for a while.

Sometimes you just need a break.
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 03:52 pm
I am having difficulty planning anything right now. It is my daughter's birthday - I finally arranged an outing for her (nails at a real spa, lunch and a movie) and two friends - no big birthday party, I can't handle it. She has another very good friend that moved about a two hour drive - I said we could have her sleep over one night - she asks when, I can't organize it.

Thanksgiving forget it - can't seem to think about it.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:01 pm
@Linkat,
every day for years I've felt like this. I've discussed it with squinney many times.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:10 pm
@Linkat,
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:14 pm
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:22 pm
@ehBeth,
That's great.

The closest I know is a co-worker who would say "I'm picking up my bag now, and leaving".....then she would.


Yes linkat, I've felt that, and not always during a time of stress.

Sometimes I think I could just go somewhere else, get a job where I didn't have to have a lot of responsibility, or talk to anyone. I could tell tell everyone I prefer to go by the name "knifepoint" or "peaches" and it would just be taken at face value. I could tell everyone I like to go by the name chai, or iocosa (my name in latin-kinda).

I could be invisible, and just observe the world.
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:30 pm
@Linkat,
Yep. I get really tired of being a grown-up sometimes.

(Interesting about a b-day party being a catalyst. Sozlet's party is currently kicking my ass. I thought I had a brilliant, cheap, simple idea... now I'm second-guessing. Haven't gotten the invites out yet because I keep waffling on the timing. Etc. Bleh.)
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:34 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
The closest I know is a co-worker who would say "I'm picking up my bag now, and leaving".....then she would.


We had one of those as well. When she left for three months without telling the manager, they put her on a stress leave.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:36 pm
When I was in Novitiate, "without a trace" was how people generally left.
You'd notice that Jim wasn't in his place in the refectory, or the chapel, or the
dormitory. He was just gone. Without a word said.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:37 pm
@sozobe,
Oh, I hear you. I can't even organize a playdate.
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 04:39 pm
i will run with you
Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 05:04 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

Wouldn’t it sometimes feel great just to escape and not turn back?


yep!
 

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