I used to think that running away from your problems made you weak. It showed that you couldn't handle things or didn't know how to deal with your situation. It is so easy to sit there and judge when you're on the outside. Until you've been in one of those situations though, it isn't really fair to judge though. I wouldn't say that you should run away from all your problems though. I don't think that's a good solution.
Sometimes you have to run away, though. And that's OK.
Sometimes running away is your best option. Run away from a toxic relationship. Run away from things that make you the person who you don't want to be.
I never thought I would run away from any of my problems. It wasn't until recently that I found myself in one of those places you must run from. So I did it, I ran. Not literally, but figuratively. I ran away from a toxic relationship by coming back to school.
And it felt so good.
I ran away from a relationship with a boy that was long gone and long over. It was hard though because we both held onto something that just wasn't there anymore. That's just how it goes sometimes. There was no way I could be walking distance from him, knowing I could see him and knowing I could run into him. It was hard because I still cared so much. I couldn't just run away and then one day I had to.
Thank God I did
I felt like I was trapped. It was almost as if I was in my own personal prison, my own personal hell. Who wants to live like that? Not me, for sure.
I honestly think running was one of the best decisions. Sometimes you need to get away to heal. For once, in a very long time, I feel like I can breathe. I feel like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulder. There is no shame in running. If it's to better yourself and well-being, then do it.
You can't heal in the same environment that made you sick.