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I Used to Hitchhike

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    I used to be happy. A child with zero cares and 100 reasons to love life, but now 10 years later I cannot think of a single one. I used to think i was pretty, until they started...
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    I used to be a happy kid, i was a tomboy, i was friends with all the boys and girls, and i was happy! Suddenly things changed, like everything of the past didnt matter anymore. I...
    staystrongsu staystrongsu 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I miss the old me who I used to be. wide eyed, playful, kind i even miss how gullible i was used to see the world so different used to be so different I miss the way I spoke...
    tostai tostai 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I used to be very social, too kind and caring to everyone. I used to smile almost always because no matter what happened, the people that I love and care about were always there...
    StupidM StupidM 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I haven’t been the person I used to be for a very long time. Probably close to 10 years and it’s killing me. I used to be so confident, happy, carefree, positive, calm...
    devilgray devilgray 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    This topic definitely matches. I used to be this really shy kid who would cry once my mom would go out of my sight. I remember I would run out if class in school and go look for...
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M Sep 7

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    I used to be a normal kid. I used to have friends back in elementary school. We'd hang out and have sleepovers and have fun. But around 2010 I think, my parents got really...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Very Clearly It used to rain practically all winter & all spring. Then it would stop for the summer & fall & begin again. I remember that up until a couple years ago, it used...
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    It threw me to abyss only to feel my demise. I am in no position to negotiate. Falling. Uninformed; Unaware. Chaos surrounds me. Noise. Different tones; I am not able to know...
    Matoy Matoy 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know what happened to the person I used to be....I was quiet, shy...now not so much. But I also didn't used to have such anger. Didn't used to be so cynical. I miss the...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not the person I used to be. I used to be really bubbly and happy. Very positive and sweet. Then I met my daughters father who was abusive. Not only physically but emotionally...
    submissive19 submissive19 22-25, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    If you used to self-harm, what are the strategies you used that helped you stop?
    Kneetar04 Kneetar04 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    More like all the time and its weird. Im used to feel used
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 13-15, F Aug 25

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    I am not the person I used to be. I survived his grasp. I broke free of his psychological hold. I crawled out of the depths of hell on my hands and knees not knowing where to...
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    It gets on my nerves, when I realise that somebody has been keeping in touch with me only because I could be useful. Most of the times I already have this feeling of being used...
    kikinators kikinators 26-30, F Aug 26

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    I don't know but..... I really changed a lot. I don't know how I used to be before.... I got betrayed by friends. I betrayed friends. I cried for them. I miss the people I had met...
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I just feel broken. Not used. I'd have to be acknowledged to be used. He just walked out and left again. Always going. He always says where to. But never who with or when he'll be...
    tristaspuella tristaspuella 22-25, F Aug 28

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    Whats wrong with me? Why is it that he's the only guy i cant say no to. I need someone to explain to me what they think is going on because i cant take not knowing. Me & this guy...
    pinkk44 pinkk44 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    Yeah. He used me to move on. I was so stupid. Oh well.
    xJesuslivesx xJesuslivesx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    It kills me the more honest i am to a friend the more i get screwed over. Iv lost many friends over time for hearing them out and taking in there stories and issues. Not one time...
    hmoussa hmoussa 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 2

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    That's the understatement. I used to be quiet and reserved, my voice used to be soft, not harsh and raspy, like whiskey and smoker's voice. I HATE living in the duplex my mom and...
    NoMoreMissNiceBitch NoMoreMissNiceBitch 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    As a boy, I used to hate going to the barbers. Sometimes I'd be taken by my father, or my mother, or rarely, by my grandfather. At all times I'd be given a short, back and sides...
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I used to smoke all day everyday. I'd smoke before school, I'd smoke during school, and I'd smoke before bed. It made coping with my depression and abusive relationships so much...
    lilHuman lilHuman 22-25, F Sep 2

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    I used to be blase about life, thinking that I'd go through life participating, out of reluctant necessity, in the rather comforting routines of family and duty. But someone came...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    It all started in 7th grade when I was introduced to K2/Synthetic Marijuana(there were a few other drugs I tried using but this is about the synthetic). I used to like the way it...
    SnakTaco SnakTaco 13-15, M Sep 4

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    I miss playing football (soccer) I used to play until I was about 9/10 as a defender I can't remember tried to join a team but didn't get on as they was full to capacity, but I...
    literalscape literalscape 16-17, M Sep 7

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    I'm so sick of being used. For anything and everything some how someone uses. Anything from borrowing money to hiding things from others and it just gets so annoying and I don't...
    mlhenry mlhenry 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Growing up, many strange things used to happen around me. I'm not sure when I began to notice this.. thing that was following me around. At first it was sounds, shadows, and...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I have friend that I met through work. He had recently broken up with his girlfriend when he started flirting with me, telling me how much he wanted to spend time with me. I...
    Muse20 Muse20 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So finally that time is here when i can actually see myself being used & walked over. Here's to the group of friends & people i know. They'd text me, call me & be nice to me...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to have a guy bestfriend. People thought that we're dating each other but actually not, before we had problems and stuffs he was really nice, funny, and talkative (in good...
    Anonymously09 Anonymously09 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I used self harm for attention, and then it soon became more like an addiction so I started keeping it to myself. I now have stopped and Im almost a year clean :) I'm so glad I got...
    zennarts zennarts 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Obviously you can't be the person that you used to be, we're constantly changing, even if for some people that just means naturally aging. I just broke up with my boyfriend, of 2...
    lilHuman lilHuman 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I have always cared for people. I also have always needed to work to support my children. I have even worked two and three jobs, leaving my children home with each other as they...
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