Okay well here is how it goes. I am not looking for any sympathy, or post telling me I am a dumbass. All I want is some help. I live in Illinois. I hate Illinois. No words on earth, or any emotions could explain how BADLY I hate Illinois. I hate Illinois to a point where I almost want to shoot myself. It sucks here. I have friends, but they are not what you would expect. I used to live in a town called Taylor Mill Kentucky. I loved it there. Everything was fine. I had plenty of friends. We did a lot of cool shit together. Was mainly only white kids too. The school only had 200 kids per grade, so it was relatively small. But I could not explain why I love Kentucky so much. One day my dad comes home and tells us we are moving to Illinois. Ever since then, I have been in and out of depressions, and I have been taking a lot of pills. I have also been contemplating suicide, but I do not ever want to resort to that. I do however have no problem running away from this hell hole that I hate so bad to a place that I love so much. I just need advice on how to go about this. I have never ran away from home before, and I want to do this correctly. If all goes well, I will not see or hear from my parents until I am 19, making an okay living for myself, and in the Marines. I have no money, but I am qualified for a job. However, I hear you have to have your parents consent to get a job, so I don't know how I could get a job if I don't have parents to sign any forms for me. Then there is the school thing. I already know what school I would be going to, but don't I have to transfer all my records and have my social security number and everything? Then there is the chance that my parents will find me. Do I have to go back? How old do you have to be to move away from your parents? There is a lot of stuff I am not thinking about, and so far I have filled in a couple of bumps like getting to Kentucky. I will ride my bike, but of course I will bring a duffle bag with enough money to buy food on the way there. Then when I get there, there is the problem of shelter, which is where a job would come in to provide just enough money for myself to rent an apartment. Even still I cannot think of ways to make enough money to provide the neccesities to get clothes, and shelter. So I am pretty much screwed. But I would much rather be screwed then living in this hell hole. I have no problem living miserably as long as I am not living here.
14th June 2003
right bear this is mind m8
1. YOUR ARE 15 YEAR OLD! your just a kid man, not body is going to give you a job, so you wont get money
2. WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO RUN TO? Yet again your just a kid, no land lord or lady will give you a room you cant buy houses at that age. so you wont get any where to live.
3. YOU HAVE NO QUALIFACATIONS you say you are but you havent dont your end of school tests yet so nothing on paper to say how good you are so you wont get a good job.
so recap, thats no job, no money, no house
you think it sucks now, imagen how much it will suck when you have no home and you are dieing from hunger pains.
talk to your parents if its that bad I am sure they will understand and help you, and I think something deeper is worrieing you about this that your not telling us?
Your a kid dude dont fuck up whats left of your childhood
but if you are serious, talk to relatives back where you are from talk to your family if you are this serious I am sure your parents would agree to you liveing with them.
people say parents dont understand, parents are the only people who understand you, they will understand your more then any one else.
also think about how your family would feel if you just ran away, your parents would feel its there fault and they would be so upset, they would get even more depressed then you are, your friends would worrie to, running away is selfish to the people who care about you.
dont do it!
I take what n0e says way too seriously
25th August 2003
:agreed don't runnaway man don't fuck up your life
You wouldn't understand though, what kind of hell this place is. Do you hate anything? Do you hate something so bad that you would do anything to get away from it? That is how I feel about Illinois, the people here, and nothing will change that, no matter how many athletic teams I join, or what I do.
I know people will say running away should not be done. I just want to know information on how to make my situation better. I cannot just go up to my parents and ask them for tips on how to succesfully run away. I am willing to steal though. I will probably resort to stealing food, and clothes as well. Of course I will fuck up my life, but as soon as I am 18 I am sending my ass off to boot camp anyways.
Alumni @ Miskatonic University
30th January 2004
That is how I feel about Belgium.
And I was working when I was 13, so getting a job really wouldnt be a problem.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
25th August 2003
1 thing what if some one catchs you steeling
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
Dude, think logical, there is no way in hell that you can accomplish that.
Piercing the veil.
9th August 2003
I would strongly advise you to re-evaluate your situation. As loz27 already said: you're 15, you're not legally able to rent a flat, and you're too young to work (for any resonable salary anyway). Plus you need to consider school fees. You'd need your parents' legal and financial support to do something like that. you'd also give your parents one hell of a scare. how would you feel if your child just packed up and left? and another thing: do not resort to theft. you'd land in jail for the time it takes them to ring your parents and for them to pick you up. Is that really what you want? A short lived roadtrip that would end badly? Please note, I'm not saying you're a dumbass, I'm just saying you really need to think this through properly. Heck, if you hate Illinois that much, talk to your parents about it, don't run away from them.
I have another, more reasonable option. I plan on moving away my senior year when I am 18 anyways, and I planned on moving back to Kentucky to rent an apartment, but I just hate it so much here that I want to leave now. It is very confusing. I cannot stand the fact that I have to go to this school, and live in this state for another two years. Two miserable years.