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I Am Not Afraid To Walk Alone At Night

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    Night Dweller

    I was never afraid to walk alone at night. I've always been at peace when walking at all hours of the night. I would do so until the next morning in fact. That's how I lost so much weight each summer. But I have always enjoyed the moonlight. It felt as though the moon was the...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F Oct 1, 2013

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    Or let's just call it "I'm not afraid"

    because I used to fear EVERYTHING. that's what anxiety does to you. you stay home one day it turns into two weeks. Can't leave your room. Can't leave your bed. Can't leave. Can't. I used to be so afraid of needles, of pain. Until I met him and he taught me. Well, at least I...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I Don't See It As Being Alone.

    I see it as be no different from walking during daytime. Well the only difference is that it is quieter, there's less people out there and you have the opportunity to star gaze and listen to the night creatures. That alone makes me feel comfortable and not really alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27, 2012

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    Apparently Risky

    I walk at night in South Africa in the city, I walk at night with lions and all wild things around with no rifle and no form of defence and I have no fear. If it is my time to die then I will die whether I am walking at night or sleeping in bed. I always find that if you drunk...
    SadRanger SadRanger 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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    I Don't Get It.

     Where I live you always hear stories on the new about people being abducted, murdered, mugged etc. But strangely i never had any problems with anyone. I don't ever have any problems from people. I don't understand it. I never really avoid problem areas. I'm not really that...
    wardy131 wardy131 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    I Am Not Afraid To Walk Alone At Night

    I like walking alone at night, its calm, fewer noises, less people and vehicles. It makes me feel relaxed and at ease and helps me collect my thoughts when Im having a hard time getting things straightened out in my head. I realy love it when its a clear night and you can see...
    angelzevil angelzevil 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2010

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    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F Jul 27

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    Love It

    I love walking alone at night, it's soothing.I just love the dark mystifying sensation you have when you go through the woods without any light, it helps me relax.
    TideToGo TideToGo 18-21, F Jan 24, 2010

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    Dog In The Ally

    I always walk alone at night with my ipod and a pocket knife. I have no car so i have no choice. tonight a stray dog confronted me in a ally. i stopped and he came closer so i pulled out my knife. we both walked by without any incident. It's always a good idea to have a nice size...
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M Mar 21, 2013

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    Not Afraid...hell I Prefer It.

    I have never in my life been scared of walking alone at night. There isn't a shadow, a stranger, or a threat that has evoked in me a fear during those blessed nocturnal hues. I've found walking alone at night it is I who tend to frighten the unsuspecting I come across. People...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 21, 2012

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    That's Part Of Why I Did Enter Afternoon School

    Instead of taking the bus at night to get back home, I always walk all the way back home, it's around 35 minutes, but I really like how calm it is at night, and even more while I listen to music.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17, 2010

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    A Night-time Stroll

    I live in a very quiet rural area and at night there are no street lights of course, so it is very very dark once the few neighouring families have gone to bed and turned out the lights.  It's very black indeed.  I have familiar walks that I take with my dog during the daytime...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 9 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Not A True Story...

    Jane glances at her watch as she leaves her friend Melissa’s house. She was supposed to be home two hours ago. Her mother is going to be angry…Quickly she runs down the steps to the sidewalk. The street is dark except for the pools of light cast by the street lamps over head...
    aliceisstuckey aliceisstuckey 31-35, F Apr 3, 2013

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    I’m Not Afraid

    I’m not afraid,I take walks,Alone at night,Down well lit streets,If I didn’t,I wouldn’t get out,No one wants to go!As a result,I go on my own,Breathe the air,Meditate,And return refreshed.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Aug 27, 2011

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    Jalalabad

    It was a place in the darkestof ages still and we were hungry,my friend and me in this citywithout electricity. The restaurant was downtownif it deserves that nameand there was a strange chickenon the menue.  So we ate a plate.It was pitch dark when we leftno moon in sight and...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 6 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Not Afraid, Actually Prefer It.

    I am not afraid to walk at night at all..There are less people around and it's just more relaxing and calming to me.  
    punkishgreeny punkishgreeny 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12, 2010

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    I Love To Walk At Night...

    I have never felt afraid to walk at night by myself. Funny enough, it's always been when I walk at daytime that I have ever been harassed or bothered, because there are people around! I have been practicing Aikido martial arts for about 2 years now - so when I walk, I always...
    AikidoPony AikidoPony 36-40, F Jul 22, 2013

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    The Deep

    I have always enjoyed walking alone late at night.  There is something about it that's so...comforting.  quiet.  calm.  embraced.  From the time I was a young teen, all the way up to my age now, I have always preferred being out at night. ...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    I Walked Alone.

     I was a real hellion when I was young. I was also a major coke fiend and I don't mean soda. I was wild and I suppose that to some extent I had a death wish, danger was a rush. I remember that several times I'd pumped myself full of coke just itchin' for trouble...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 8 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    Though I Should

    due to the area I live it and would not let and friend or love one walk alone, but I would. Simply because dont want what others do to effect how I run my life or what they say, like when its safe to walk or that I shouldnt walk or should have known better. Yes Im stubborn!
    CrazyPeas CrazyPeas 31-35, F Jan 24, 2010

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    I Love To Walk At Night

    Even in colder weather I prefer to walk at night. Especially when the stars are bright. I am alert and careful, but never scared. It's very peaceful to me. There have been many times on the weekend when I can't sleep and have been out running at 2 or 3 AM with a heavy wine buzz...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Could be because I'm a krav maga

    and firearms instructor and am always armed.....
    dacraww dacraww 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Certainly No Fear Here.

    It's not necessarily safe in ways, I suppose, but I have no fear of the night itself.. and eh, I'll take my chances with people.  Mostly I'm walking home drunk from friends' houses when they're too inebriated themselves to drive me.  It might be a good...
    wtfwolf wtfwolf 18-21, M 9 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    I Terrify Myself On Purpose

    Call it a weird psychological game or mental disorder or whatever, but I go outside at night and constantly imagine someone tackling me in the dark and killing or hurting me or stabbing me or some monster coming from the woods to attack me. It scares the hell out of me but I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20, 2011

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    Can't Remember A Time When I Wasn't Afraid

    I remember when I was a kid I went to a summer camp and me and some kids were walking back to our cabin in the dark, and a few of them had flashlights, and I was all like, I don't need one, I can see where I'm going! I ran ahead of them in the dark and would've missed the turn...
    beautifulLove beautifulLove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I Walk Alone

    I live in a medium sized town since i was 8 when I learned to not be afraid of the dark. I hurd theys word one day when I was 8 The only thing to fear is fear it self. Thos word taught me not to fear and when I was 12 I started going for walking later than I useuly did but when...
    newfoundlandler newfoundlandler 26-30, M Apr 5, 2012

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    Im Not Gonna Fear These Streets...sorry

    I live in New York City...and not the nice parts. I am currently in the South Bronx and spend a lot of time in Brooklyn. It kinda makes me mad when my friends' excuse for not going somewhere is that its dark outside. I think that no matter the neighborhood this is dumb. Aint...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F Jan 24, 2010

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    Pleasant Under The Moonlight

       Walking in the soft glow of the moonlight, so calm and mystifying, Its a great way to relax and see the world in a totally new light. I enjoy strolling through the darkness of winter, to view the  silhouette of tree branches that resemble...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    It's Peaceful

    When I was little I used to be a total chicken **** of the dark. Walking in it, sleeping in it. Just everything. But it wasn't really the dark. It was what could possibly be hiding in the dark. Now I can just walk around for fun. Usually to calm down, or be at peace with the...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    I Feel Calm And One With The Night

    I don't fear the darkness, but I do stay extra alert when passing corners or other people on the street.  I'm not scared of them, and nor should I be.  Sometimes I feel like I'M the dangerous one walking the streets.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    I like taking walks alone because it helps clear my mind and refocus. It's hard to hear your own thoughts these days, the world just seems loud.
    DiscipleRomans116 DiscipleRomans116 26-30, M Dec 2

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    I completely love taking walks at night by myself bcuz for me feels like I'm not captured n I'm the only one in the world!! Taking walks at night clears my mind n feels like I have...
    Chipmunk1023 Chipmunk1023 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    My greatest walk at night was about 5 years ago. Night, friends, sea, sand beneath our feet, long conversations and just being in that moment.. oh, how I've missed it! I'm in...
    PasiklydusiMigloje PasiklydusiMigloje 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I enjoy walking at night particularly by a lake, pond, or river. seeing the moon light dance on the water's surface. little flecks of light shimmering in the dark night. it is...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    just got done doing laps in my driveway (door yard for some of u New Englanders lol) it was amazing! very cool crips air, so quiet. I love the peacefulness of it. I forgot how...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I went for a walk at about 3:00 am. it is so quiet. walked to the river. couldn't see the night sky becaise of the clouds. And yet I could see. it was like being wrapped in...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I have a house next to a lake and at night I like to sneak out thru the balcony and walk around the lake that relaxes me a lot
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    i once walked for 3 hours and returned home at 1 am.. slept peacefully that night with pain in _ss
    anonymous112022 anonymous112022 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    With the right person, it's one of those wonderful things that you're sad to see come to an end. That perfect summer night with the air soft and fragrant, fingers linked, moonlight...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I walk because my Mind races with the memories of patients I've lost in the back of the ambulance
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I just want to take a walk with bae around campus...
    aep007 aep007 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I used to hate the dark but I just enjoy it now I take my dog out a walk whenever it's dark and it's better because now that it's winter it gets darker more early :D
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    It's peaceful, and being with someone you care about during it is one of the most simple happy moments you can find.
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Normally I don't usually walk alone though the forest part to get to my house but I did it at pure night time. It's scary though cause I hear noises in the bush and I scream and...
    julia2002 julia2002 13-15, F a week ago

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    Today my thoughts just consisted of the idea of my family dying. My parents. I can't imagine a world without them. I can't help but think that one day they will be gone and it...
    holograms holograms 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    At a certain age we all begin to wonder who we really are. I remember the first time I found myself alone, lost and completely forgotten. My best friends had decided I was no...
    Helenabby Helenabby 18-21, F Nov 24

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    I'm very much afraid of guys/men and I want to overcome this fear and avoidance. I can never remember not having this anxiety. From even before being enrolled in my first year of...
    2openmind 2openmind 18-21, F Nov 23

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 5 days ago

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