You Can Never Run Away…

…From the problems you face. Trust me.

I have never really ran away from my problems before, despite my past urges to do so. However, this past week I was given the opportunity to escape my life for a few days, to run away from facing what I didn’t want to face. So I took the opportunity.

I choose to extend my vacation instead of going back to San Francisco and facing an apartment to clean, laundry to do and a job search. At first it felt like a weight lifted off my shoulders.

Soon, I learned my lesson though; the problems you run away from never go away. How could I be so naive to think they would? I still have an apartment to go home to, I still have laundry to do, and I still need to look for a job. And, I have a boyfriend who was looking forward to me coming home and tried to tidy up our apartment in anticipation for my return. So by running away from problems, I didn’t escape anything and perhaps hurt my boyfriend.

I knew that running away never solves anything, now I understand why. I get that my body can be removed from my problems, but that my mind never can.

When this posts, I will be on a train back to San Francisco. Back to my real life, problems and all.

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