Run Away The Right Way
I choose to run away. To drop out of school. To abandoned my family, my friends, and my life. Although I don’t regret it because I believe that everything is meant to be, I am certain that I would have grown more, made more friends, and become a happier person had I studied abroad in High School.
There are so many opportunities that will enable you to run away during high school. Search the internet, contact other kids who have done the same, and find the perfect option for you. As long as you have courage and unyielding will, you can make it happen.
If you’re having trouble convincing your parents, check this out How To Convince Your Parents To Let You Run Away.
I Beg You To Travel – By Henry Rollins
“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.”
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Jessica Festa says
I love this post. So funny because Chris always told me you guys were friends in high school but you were never there for long because you were always running away ;) Looks like travel was meant to be for you!
The Runaway Guide says
Thanks!!! Haha, yup, it’s true :) Hope this guide helps some kids like me. That summer camp in Spain looks amazing! I wish I could still do that.
Hey man! Great post! I’m doing something similar myself at the moment, travelling in high school, except I go to an online school! It’s great, you wake up at 10, get on to your computer, sit in class for 3 hours (ish) and then homework, and then you’re as free as an albatross on a summer breeze. It’s a bit restrictive on when you can travel, normally I only move somewhere on a short holiday, but it’s entirely doable to hop on a plane on Friday, get across the planet by Sunday and not miss any school. I’ve done it. It’s a really really good system when you want to travel, although you do miss out on some things, as you said.
Anyway keep up the good work man!
The Runaway Guide says
Hey Joe, that’s awesome! I hadn’t thought about an online high school. Glad that’s working out for you!