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I Used to Hitchhike

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    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 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 9 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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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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    My last lift stopped to pick me up

    and nothing in this world could make me get into that vehicle and that was the last time.
    khewster khewster 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I should be used to it, but I'm not. It's annoying the hell out of me that I'm not. People disappoint me constantly, and I should expect it by now but I don't. I hate it =/
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    I used to not care about wearing makeup. I used to not care about how crappy I looked. I used to not care about what people thought of me. I used to not care about being single...
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    -The used car or truck marketplace addresses all non-public and supplier (independent and franchised) product sales of second hand cars. Non-public gross sales are These through...
    Leonidess615k7gl Leonidess615k7gl 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I'm really not the person I used to be.. I used to be naive.. I used to be shy and quiet.. Now? Not anymore.. I used to keep everything for myself, my thoughts, opinions etc...
    Fofitupida Fofitupida 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    So, I used to identify with my good side and project my bad side onto others... This is deep stuff, which took me thirty years to fathom... I used to think I wanted to be happy...
    Loufree Loufree 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I used to be naive. I once believed in the good that was told to be inside every one of us. As I grew older I realized that not everyone is good. when given the opportunity, not...
    kmk00 kmk00 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I sit and I listen to the words you speak to me out your mouth. The continue to break me down with every syllable. I look at you as though I don't know who you are anymore. You...
    crafty36 crafty36 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I used to have a love. He came to me when I least expected it and blindsided me. Somehow, he got past all my defenses and went straight for that secret place in my heart I'd...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 24

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    dear: person I am angry at. I looked up to you. You didn't notice because you were busy looking at yourself in the mirror. I did everything you said to please you, to not get on...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    {Therefore, it is a brilliant concept to export the vehicle in elements, then assemble them back if the car reaches Russia and offer them off as used imported automobiles. Loads of...
    Maxfield383k0xl Maxfield383k0xl 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I used to be those happy people, like always smiling and sharing good thoughts and helping everyone. I used to like to see the sun when I woke up and there was no bad mood, I liked...
    beabjones beabjones 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    its a terrible feeling. knowing you've been used be someone. knowing that they don't really care, they never did, you were just around. a pawn in their little game. anyone else...
    debonaireash debonaireash 16-17, M Dec 3

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    This heading is true regarding my personal experience. However, I refuse to put myself in boxes...I will not limit my thinking to believing that I should be used to it. We attract...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Like foreal y'all don't even know... I am absolutely tired of being used by guys. I am not some freaking toy for you to play with. I am not some pawn on the chess board for you to...
    sarahspanked43 sarahspanked43 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I feel totally used by quite a few guys
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    My Ao DaiIn my late teens my cross-dressing was limited to wearing lingerie. Going in the military didn't make it any easier. Then I volunteered for Nam and I was captivated by the...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I used to be funny and carefree and happy just a few months ago but now I just lost all that's happened over the past few months. The people who made me feel where I belonged left...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Nov 22

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    Call it thrift therapy. I am a hardcore treasure hunting junkie. With the exception of mattresses and undergarments – I’ll buy anything used. I’d say about 95% of the stuff...
    sls84 sls84 26-30, F Nov 23

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    wish I could say used to again
    kittykittyoxc kittykittyoxc 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I used to be innocent and I can't go back because my old life has gone forever.
    FebeBabe FebeBabe 16-17, F 8 Responses Nov 24

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    I have severe clinical depression and I have trouble dealing with other people's disappointment in me, when I'm already disappointed in myself and hate everything that I am. I...
    Stephiternal Stephiternal 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    4 years ago - I had a career - confident woman, I have some kind of authority where I worked. I worked hard always give 110% and I never neglect my responsibilities at work. I've...
    Cinderella73 Cinderella73 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    For some reason this has been on my mind recently, so I thought I'd share, in case someone else is struggling with the same issue. I used to be anorexic. I remember being a kid...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Hey guys, I know I haven't been on in ages. I'm here now. Hehe. As you can tell, I am doing better than I previously was. I realized that I was all depressed, needy, mopy, and...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Trying to marry together and make sense of the person you used to be with the person you currently are has proven far more difficult than imagined. I wish someone warned me about...
    tabbi123 tabbi123 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    I don't know what's happening to me. I have a good job. Family. A home. Yet when I'm not working I'm crying. I used to really care about helping others and doing good. I still do...
    Sunny352 Sunny352 41-45, F 12 Responses Nov 27

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    Feeling lost. However i do have a great wife and a fantastic daughter. So i don't understand it. Ive been to the docs as i am getting loads of headaches, and going through dissy...
    Benidict33 Benidict33 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I used to be this little shy kid with not many friends but now I'm working in a kitchen full time swearing and having a laugh with all my friends at work, life changes quickly, let...
    Tomm3y Tomm3y 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    sometimes it's happened with us because we are used to it more or less we are getting even harder to overcome pain.
    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Nov 29

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    I find this title somewhat ironical. To, 'not be the person I used to be' implies I was something of a whole person once upon a time, yet I don't really feel like I ever really...
    LittleDBear LittleDBear 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    I have made quite a few changes to myself in this past year for the better and I can honestly say I am a better person than I used to be. It all happened because I met my babe too...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    i used to be so sweet and wont even hurt a fly, and now i think about murdering people and making everyone feel bad and wanting them to suffer, also having suicidal thoughts.
    ihatefakepeople ihatefakepeople 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Used to... Last night, a raccoon came into our back yard and broke into the chicken coop. Three were eaten and one was severely injured, and we now have to watch her die slowly...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F Dec 2

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    I just want to let all the people who say self harming is "dumb" and "pointless", know that they are very ignorant about the situation and they should just shut up. I used to self...
    Roadtorecovery31997 Roadtorecovery31997 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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