I Am a "Drifter"

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    A Wonderful Dream

    Although I am not a drifter, I really find the idea appealing. I think I have a romanticized idea of what the drifter life is, and although it is probably so far from the truth, it is a wonderful dream. To wander without a destination, living free of possessions, with your mind...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2013

    Becoming a Drifter

    For some reason I keep going from job to job, place to place. It wasn't until this year that I was called a drifter, I guess I can see it. When it comes to a job I help until I am not needed, before I quit I always ask my boss if he still needs an extra hired hand. When the...
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    4 Responses Aug 15, 2009

    Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.

    So far, I am mostly an "online drifter", drifting on and off different sites, here today gone tomorrow almost like I was never there to begin with. But one day I plan to carry this trait into my life as soon as I have enough money and a car to hit the road. I'd never stay in one...
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    Aug 12, 2013

    Drifter By Nature

    I have spent my whole life, never really planted in one place in any sense of the term. I have "drifted" from job to job, sometimes place to place, & (most often) from "clique" to "clique."  I have never been able to stay in one place for...
    fritsy2004 fritsy2004
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2008

    When i get the money together im going to buy a

    motorcycle and just leave, i cant stay in this town all my life i may just bob around the states taking jobs for awhile to make money then split to the next place
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    Jul 12, 2014


    I'm only 18, but I can't help but get depressed about my life. When I look at it, I can see that I haven't got a bad life. It's actually quite a good life. It's a typical, everyday life... I've got nothing to complain about. But I can't help but feel depressed and out of place...
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Mar 27, 2011

    Old School Drifter.

    I started drifting when I ran away from home when i was 12. I am currently 21 now, 9 years of doing this and i have seen 36 states by walking or hitch hiking. It has had its ups and downs and its fun and hard times. My most outstanding expirence was this: I was recently...
    4 Responses Aug 26, 2009
    chrisfer chrisfer
    22-25, M
    Jan 14, 2014
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