“Dig in your heels rather than running away” as said by Shannon T Boodram.
You ran away 3 years ago and what or where did it get you? A much needed break and a false sense of accomplishment.
Being stubborn can sometimes be a good thing, especially when fear is involved. But only when stubbornness makes you want to fight rather than take flight.
Dig in your heels and give it all you have.