#AtoZChallenge : Keep holding on

run away from problems

“I give up!”


I scream as I write it out on a piece of paper. I don’t know what I am feeling right now.


Is it anger?
Is it sadness?
Is it pain?
Or is it all of these emotions combined?


I feel like crying but the tears won’t come out. I feel like screaming out loud but I seem to have lost my voice. I want to run away- I want to run away from all this madness. I want to give up.


Nothing seems to be going right. There is too much to do at work and it isn’t going the way it was supposed to. My health is taking a turn for worse – the constant headaches, the frequent fever, the fatigue all makes me feel low. I feel irritated and angry and I end up fighting with anyone that I talk. I’ve hurt a lot of people as well. I feel bad for all of it, but I don’t know what to do.


Is running away from all this an option?




I need to clear my head and for that I need to go some place quiet. So I decide to take a walk down the road to the park. I sit there and take a deep breath. But I realize that I need someone to talk to. I call up my friend and I begin to pour my heart out. The patient listener that she is, she calmly listens to what I have to say. I can’t stop crying though she is trying to console me. But slowly I begin to feel better. May be all I wanted was for someone to understand what I’m going through. She tries to cheer me reminding me of all the funny things we did and said earlier.


I think again.


Is running away from problems the way to solve them? No definitely not. Instead, we need to be strong and face them. May be at times we need that push to face our problems may be in the form of a friend or may be sometimes we have to be our own friend and keep holding on instead of giving up.


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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.
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13 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : Keep holding on”

  1. Rajlakshmi says:

    Run away if never an option. If not this then some other problem will come chasing you. A quiet place, a patient listener and some reflection is all we need to make the right decision. You expressed that very well.

  2. Without further clarification, let me just say “been there, done that”. And I mean from both points of view. Even if it does not give a solution, sometimes just voicing it out amidst tears and frustration can soothe the soul.

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  3. Neha says:

    So true! Running away seems simpler, but it is always better to stay and fight it out. Also being a patient listener or turning to someone when you are sad is a great way to clear your mind.

  4. Follow your instincts is what I would say. In the sense, I have run away and I have held on. But I’ve decided based on my instincts about the situation at hand. But whatever you choose, just don’t give up. And yes, a good cry always helps.

  5. Shalzz says:

    To run away is my first instinct when things go wrong. I try to brave it and then carry on with the task. Sometimes, I ask for help, sometimes I cry, or sleep over it. Helps me come back with renewed energy! 😛
    Great post, Reema!
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  6. BellyBytes says:

    Don’t we all want to run away? And it’s almost always that we keep hanging on.

  7. I do this too dear. When things just don’t go my way, I share it all with a dear friend

  8. Hold on, but always know when you should let go too. Sometimes holding on is more painful than letting go.

  9. To run away is the simplest thing that needs the least courage, however facing a problem head on and finding a solution is something more complcated and painstaking. very welll written
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  10. Tina Basu says:

    Running away is never a solution – facing it is always

  11. Now you tell me.. There’s lots of times I’ve run away in the past, which explains some of the things I carry with me in my life now. Sometimes letting go is what’s needed to help you and others move on. Having close friends who are there for you to share and help you learn and deal with life is so important and you have that.

  12. Sometimes walking away from a situation or person helps, at other times facing it and staying put helps. The trick is knowing what to do when.
    I am enjoying our posts, Reema. Love your theme:)

  13. swathishenoy says:

    Running away doesn’t solve anything. All you need is deep breaths, a bestie you can pour your heart to and a place where you can calm down. I usually go to a park nearby my PG and watch the kids play there. Trust me, it is magic!

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