I can’t keep running away from my problems and letting negative aspects affect me. It’s something that I’ve been doing since I was a kid. As soon as a bad word was said about me, I’d hide at home and not go to school for a week. If a dreaded test was coming up, I’d hide at home and not go in for it. Even after I left school that same familiar pattern started back up again and it resulted in me leaving two college courses and a part time job. I reached that same place last week where I ran home and escaped all of the issues around me. This time I’m glad I took that time away to seek comfort from the people I love. They made me realise a valuable lesson in life. Never run away from your problems, confront them. So for the past four days I have sat in my comfort zone at my childhood home. I’ve analysed every detail, spoke about my fears to my closest ones and made decisions that will effect me for the rest of my life. Finally I have realised that I have to let go of all of the negativity surrounding me and just live life. No more running away this time, I have to try and become a better version of myself.