Before you can fully understand what you are running towards, you must understand what you are running from.
The events of your life up to this moment have shaped you whether you want to admit it or not. Ignoring the past makes it heavier. If you are running from the moments of your past you are ill-prepared to run towards anything. Your habits, tendencies, and behaviors are dictated by your history, so the best thing you can do for yourself is to address who and what has impacted you and use it as your unique advantage so you can freely run towards what lies ahead.