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I Used to Hitchhike

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    A Long Time Ago

    When I was a Kid used to hitch all the time but we could leave our doors unlocked also.  Todasy I would not pick up someone nor hitch because there are too many nuts today.
    vickilocke vickilocke 51-55, T 1 Response Jan 28, 2009

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    Hitchhiker

    When I was young, I used to hitchhike. Sometimes it was just within town, but many were the times I hitchhiked across the Midwest and The West. From Illinois to southern California. From northern California to southern California.
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    Parents Encouraged Me to Hitchhike

    This was about 25 years ago now. I guess in those days it was relatively safe. We had moved from the city into a rural area. My mother doesn't drive and dad was not really keen on driving us anywhere. We had to walk 20 mins to the main road where the bus to town came by...
    IndigoPeachblossom IndigoPeachblossom 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    Till This Incident

    I was hitchhiking home after a Metallica concert when a guy picked me up. I was about half-way home when the guy asked me if I wanted a beer and I said sure. He pulled into a gas station and gave me some money to go in. I told him I didn't have an ID, but tried it anyway and sure...
    1962michael 1962michael 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    I was walking along a lonely highway towards

    Crater Lake, Oregon with forty pounds of backpack on my back, an empty stomach, and a clear mind alternating between thoughts of finding something to eat and no thought at all. Crater Lake is an exploded mountain that was more than 30,000 feet tall. At a third of that height now...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    I Used To Hitchhike!

      What makes HitchHiking different these days?   FEAR!   In the 1960's and into the 70's,  hitchhiking was commonplace.   The Good Samaritan concept was accepted and employed.  One never felt scared thumbing a ride anywhere...
    Ambivilent Ambivilent 56-60, M 10 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Me, Too!

    I started hitchhiking in 1972 when I was 13. Me and my best friend used to hitch hike all over. i even hitchhiked over 900 miles 1 way by myself when I was 24. But one night, in about 1983, I saw a documentary called "Murder, No Apparent Motive". It profilled serial killers...
    IllSendForMyThings IllSendForMyThings 51-55 Apr 17, 2013

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    I was hitchhiking in Yellowstone National Park

    and caught a ride with a park ranger. Within a few miles we came up on a bear jam. The ranger drove us past all the cars to fifty feet from a huge grizzly. It was grazing beside the road and looked quite peaceful. After a bit, it got up and strutted down the center of the road...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    I Can't Believe I Use to Hitchhike

    I look back now and it scares the h*** out of me. To think I was only 15 when I ran away from home. I went places I never should of gone. Things happened that never should of been done. At one time it was considered "hip" . Now it's considered stupid.  
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    I was in Seymour, Missouri hitchhiking across

    US 60 on a Sunday morning and a preacher picked me up. His church was halfway to Mansfield. He let me out there and told me that if I was still around in an hour, I should come in for the service. An hour later I was still there so I went on in. I had only been...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 19, 2013

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    It was in Belfast and I was sixteen! Despite the ending of the Troubles, a Catholic girl shouldn't hitchhike in Orange areas. I did! I was alone too! The guy who stopped to give...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F Jul 22

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    My ex bf made me go through depression.. I loved him, but he just used me all along. He was still in love with his ex gf. After timed passed, I began to forget him.. My heart...
    EmmaParsons EmmaParsons 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I forget my self in nowhere..I want to turnback time where I used to know my self well..where we used to be friend..Now..nothing I will do will change my life..sometimes I forget...
    denez denez 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I used to. Not so long ago i was there,. I used to cut, i used to scratch my skin off, pull or cut parts of my hair off. It was a way to destruct myself from the emotional pain...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    The feeling of feeling used sucks. I was used by this guy, for entertainment.. I guess that's safe to say. I HAD a major crush on him for about three years.. I laughed at his...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    This is super long but I just needed to get it off my chest. You used me. You first told me that having the label of "boyfriend and girlfriend" would ruin our relationship so you...
    lunalight21 lunalight21 18-21, F Aug 12

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    Actually, I used to pastor an entire church, not just the youth. But I am posting this experience from the EP app, and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to add an...
    YourFriendRyan YourFriendRyan 36-40 a week ago

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    I'm not the person I used to be, I've gotten better in some things but some things have turned out to be worse.. I have learned to keep hurtful thoughts to myself, no matter how...
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not used to any tanning bed/salon or animal skin too. Not fond of them, and a plain strong wood bed is more comfy to me. Do not wish cruelty towards animals for the purpose of...
    Elitevenkat8kashyap Elitevenkat8kashyap 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I semi used to be happy. I used to laugh with my friends but now I shut them out. I once could smile for no reason but a true smile has only crossed my lips when I thought I was...
    sluggo111 sluggo111 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I wonder if anyone has ever used my pictures to catfish someone? I doubt it. Who would want to pretend to be this? Haha! Has anyone ever used your pictures?
    HollyS18 HollyS18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I used to smoke pot religiously every day. 3 times a day. More when with friends and on vacations. I did this for 3 years. It's had lasting effects... I physically can't get out...
    daynicus daynicus 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I used to be a fun happy person but now I'm depressed I cut myself and I just don't want to live. I'm not the person I used to be and I hate it.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I lost who I was when I was about 14-15, things went downhill from there. I used to be pretty focused and determined on doing things, I used to be a lot happier and strong. I think...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F Aug 5

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    2Years later and I still think about it... I didn't start until I was 13 and had never even heard about it my childhood was a very painful one filled with abuse and neglect as...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    DEPRESSION: It made me start cutting my thigh. I stopped for 7 months before starting again. Never in a million years, as a kid, had I though that I would cut as a teen. I used to...
    AmyGhotra AmyGhotra 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    Hi. I found myself upset tonight because I am lonely. I realized that I am in a better situation now because I am sober (almost 3 years!) & I just started a job I like, but there...
    meghank1975 meghank1975 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Run to come and meet you...tell you I am sorry. You really don't know how special you are, I had to find you to tell you I need you, I miss what we used to have..... Tell me...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 19 hrs ago

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    I used to cut. I had a knife in my room that I would use. My parents never caught me, and they never saw the cuts. I was in my room away from my mom most of the time because she...
    SilverCrow55 SilverCrow55 13-15, T Jul 21

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    When I turned sixteen, I was 14 stone 5 pounds, that was in 2011. Afterwards I met a boy who I found myself falling for, even though he was totally straight haha. So from the 26th...
    TorchwoodBoy TorchwoodBoy 18-21, M Jul 21

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    I used to be muslim . I live in a Islamic Muslim country . But the past 4 - 5 years of my life I stopped praying & everything to do with islam . Lately I'v been studying Alit about...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Jul 21

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    I've been hurt and used so many times I now sort of expect for people to do it again. I'm in a relationship with someone that was/is my best friend. I'm so afraid that he is going...
    bird75 bird75 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    This is kind of a mental problem that's been tormenting me for awhile... I'll be short about it. Lately, I've been avoiding doing the things I used to love doing because... well, I...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Different, yes. Twisted, perhaps. An abomination, who the hell are you calling an abomination? Gentle, caring, loving is what I used to be. Then reality ***** slapped me in the...
    DarknessFalls101 DarknessFalls101 13-15, F Jul 24

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    I used to be happy and cheerful about 6 years back. 2 years later, i became quiet and reclusive and distant from most people and my family sometimes. It got worst and worst as time...
    Letsdothiss Letsdothiss 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 24

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    Ive been thinking about this (me being the thinker i am) & i cant figure out how to word it. Here goes.. 14,party,roofied,stuffed in a trunk,beaten senseless by 6 military guys...
    twodeadbrothers twodeadbrothers 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    those are some of the books i have left.. i used to read tons of books but i stopped because it took me a lot of time to finish a book and because some times while i was reading...
    QueenPerez QueenPerez 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I feel pathetic and a waste of space I constantly have thought of wanting to be dead, but I go back and think of how selfish it would be to leave the people that actually care...
    Tiodio Tiodio 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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    I used to cut till I met this guy who made me stop he was sweet cute perfect then he cheated and I started cutting again #i know I need to stop but I'm not
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I used to be loved and adored by all and now I'm an old fad. I had my time in the sun and now I've dried up. No one answer my calls, texts me or even cares about what I'm feeling...
    Chpt16 Chpt16 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 26

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    I am trying to figure out just who i am.. As a young girl i was shy.. But strong.. Took care of my family.. Lied to protect them.. But cried when bymyself.. Wishing for somebody...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I used to be this confident woman that loved life and embraced everything with joy and excitement. Now I am different because I caught my husband texting a young woman old enough...
    kelly121994 kelly121994 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 27

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    I used to be strong, thin, and confident. Now I'm old, weak, overweight and afraid of life. I lost my job in 2008 and it has taken me all this time to really get halfway stable. I...
    Zennish Zennish 61-65, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I used to be energetic, and friendly. Now I just stay in my room. I also realize that I unintentionally ignore people. I fell off with motivation, too. Now all I'm motivated to do...
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I've been through a lot; abuse and betrayal, lies, people bringing me down, etc. and I was not only living a lie through my life by telling myself I have a loving family, but I was...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I used to be the girl that would tattle on everyone and the one who knew all the answers to all the questions. But now there's some new questions I can't answer. Who am I? Who will...
    Drhooves Drhooves 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I hate being used by players. I always tell myself that I'll never fall for another one again and yet I do, over and over again. I feel like, to guys, I'm only good enough for sex...
    xkylie xkylie 18-21, F Jul 28

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