Run Away

Some days I want to run away from my life. Seriously. I bet at least one or two of you understand. Am I right?

It’s not that I don’t love my family, my husband, my kids, my home.

I do. Intensely.

But I’m not here to make excuses for my feelings. I just want to share them and hope you understand. I’m not alone in this, am I?

I do love my family. I’m so incredibly grateful for my life and the love within it. For the passions that drive me.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t days when I’m just…

Tired.

Or anxious.

Or sad.

Or drained.

Or bored.

Or angry.

Or absolutely and utterly stressed out.

And who wouldn’t want relief from that?

To look out the front door and just run. Find another adventure. Or a place where I can finally get a full night’s sleep.

A place with no responsibilities.

With no laundry or dishes or toys to clean up.

A place with no bickering kids or bills to pay.

Or work.

Doesn’t that sound fabulous?

Oh, yes it does!

But you know what? That’s not real life. Real life is messy and hard. Its draining.

But it’s also full of joy and love and adventure, if you look for it.

It’s full of simple pleasures.

Moments that make me smile.

Hugs and laughter, in spite of the tears.

Running Shoe

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Today I thought the thought “I just want to run away from my life.” But I know for certain that’s just a thought. A brief moment of feeling that doesn’t have to control me.

I choose to be me.

And I’m proud of me. Even on days when I want to run away. Because you know what? I know I won’t, EVER.

I’ll fight. I’ll ask for help if i need it. And I’ll win.

And you can win too.

Let’s make a pact, you and I. Lets promise to never run away. And if we want to, because I know we’ll want to some days, let’s reach out to each other.

Ask for help.

Let’s fight.

Let’s win.

xo,

Cristi

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About Cristi Comes

Warrior Mom. Wife. Writer. Advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, self care, self image and style. Technology and social media lover. Board of Directors, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Washington State Chapter. Editorial Team Postpartum Progress.

Comments

  1. Hugs, Cristi!! I have totally felt this way. I would bet that I think this “run away” thought about five times a week. But the good news is that it is just a fleeting thought. Because whenever it pops into my head, I let it sit for a moment, but then it goes away. You know why? Because all the reasons I love my life come rushing to the surface to pop the “run away” thought like the bubble that it is. We have so much to be thankful for. It’s important that we recognize these feelings, and realize that they’ll pass.

    Can’t wait to meet you in person and give you a real hug at the Overnight! It’s coming up so soon!
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  2. Oh yeah…….I think that at least 2-3 times a week myself. Everybody wants to run away from something at some time. But, we power through…..keep truckin’, my friend.

  3. Show me a mom who hasn’t ever felt like running away and I’ll show you a toddler who never ever whines.
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  4. I’ve been known to say, “I QUIT this thankless, exhausting job!” You hang in there, dear. You’re amazing.

  5. It’s a deal. xx

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