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I Pull Myself Up By My Bootstraps

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

    I'm Climbing Up The Rough Side Of He Mountain.

    I'm at a brand new low but this time something feels different. I've hit my head and broken my a$$.  But somehow I don't feel like crying on the ground and wallowing in self pity. Though I struck out in another failed relationship. Although I'm alone, with three children...
    onmyown2009 onmyown2009 36-40, F Oct 9, 2009

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    A 3-d Mirror Refelection

    Everyday is the same.Im young with no plans.What can be worst alot more can be.I mean no ambtion in my head I want succes and happiness who doesn't right??....Never had any real thought about what I want for my life.I graduated from highschool 2 years ago and I'm turnign 20...
    okaycafe okaycafe 18-21, M Sep 24, 2012

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    Clutch Clutch Pull

    Okay I might have gotten the idea from a song, but I changed the words to better suit this posting. Clutch...clutch....now give yourself a yank upwards and see how that works out for ya. It's might be awkward at first, but you'll see what I mean soon enough.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6, 2011

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    Didn't Get Far Off the Ground.

    I guess going to work 30 hours a week when I was 14 and never looking back or stopping working is kind of like pulling yourself up.  I pulled myself up out of the lower class into the middle class and believe me that was a long pull!  Still holding on to stay there.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Jun 9, 2009

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    Shake It Off

    No matter what happens in my life....no matter who tries to knock me down...no matter what situation I fail at....I lick my wound then....pull myself up by my bootstraps....and go on. It's who I am.....my father taught me that. I am beautiful.. no matter what...words...
    lilyofthenile lilyofthenile 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Carried away with chastity belt!The other day, I was home alone and decided to try my chastity belt on again. The plan was that maybe I could see if I could ideally tolerate it...
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    I actually hate keeping things to myself. Most of the time I want to tell everyone the truth about all the secrets I keep- depression, self-harm, etc.- because when I keep quiet...
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    I just dont find the need to explain myself to someone when I know Im right.
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    When I was in 6th grade I became obsessive about a guy I had liked...he was from Pakistan... I became so obsessed that I began to bother him...he hated me for that...he wanted me...
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    I know, I shouldn't. Everyone should love themselves. But, unfortunately, I find too many faults in myself to do so. I've been conditioned to think that being black is ugly. I...
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    But am I working on myself for me or for others?
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    When we arrived at the campsite we had been on the coach for a very long time as we got stuck in traffic. We picked up our bags and started to walk down to set up our tents. Me...
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    Last Year, The Beginning Of Sixth Grade, I was in my room sitting on a chair and my brother was behind me. We were just playing and pulling the chair up and down without making it...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I love to pee myself while in a pull up as it does help to get rid off some stress. And I do find it enjoyable. At the moment I am sat in a wet pull-up. Ready to pee again.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response Nov 30

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    The black hole of your love pulled me through the cosmic dust of confusion. Nearer, ever nearer, approached the event horizon. How could I ever escape your gravitational pull? Yet...
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    It's been just over a year since the last time I cut myself. This time of year is really hard for me. I miscarried last year, 5 days after the 1 year anniversary of my rape... For...
    KC94 KC94 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Make that incident about 18~20 years ago when I was still a kid under toilet training and I was put in diapers. Well I had a horrible gastric flu albout that time and it felt as if...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Les Expositions Nationales, puis Internationales, savèrent lun des meilleurs moyens pour se faire conna?tre. Les récompenses obtenues révèlent votre...
    avenazzh avenazzh 26-30 Nov 20

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    Lattribution dun prix est un passeport indispensable pour parvenir à la célébrité, sinon à la notoriété, et assurer des ventes...
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    I can't think of the last time someone has said anything about my eyes but I can see how they look at me like they don't understand what's wrong they know something is off they...
    Kimbo24 Kimbo24 22-25, F Nov 24

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    I had such a ****** day today so i decided to swim. i was lucky i didnt head right to the beach but i chose pool instead. I was swimming back and forth continuously for 45mins lap...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    My interpretation of my husband: Emotionally cut off from me Losing interest in things you care about Have a hard time relating to and getting along with me Drink...
    IFOS125 IFOS125 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    Her face is pale, her hands are shaking. She feels the oxygen making life inside her veins. She's full of life, full of wonder, but her soul is broken. The silhouette of her...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I got one for everyone. So I bought a straitjacket. I was working out of town and while I was there I decided to try it out. Unfortunately I was alone at the time and didn't...
    Photogeek47 Photogeek47 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 30

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    "Isn’t it funny, A year ago you thought to yourself, "Hey, soon it will be better." Because that’s what they tell you. But a year has gone by, And you have even less...
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    It's a habit, I also walk into walls, doors and fall over myself using the excuse of "the floor wanted a hug" it's normal now....
    mollymoo22 mollymoo22 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I totally agree!! I have such an urge to pull down peoples pants when I see them sag, especially when they are wearing a belt. It like "My dude, you want to pull up your pants...
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 2

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    It feels like I'm walking upstream through a current strong enough to pull me under four times over. There are others with me but they are walking along the banks telling me to...
    nnawsnahta nnawsnahta 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    My husband just picked out my outfit for our date...a cute black dress and a pull up. He thinks pull ups are sexy, and I love to wear them!
    thatgirl03 thatgirl03 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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    so, when I was young, like in 2nd grade or so, I finally got to use scissors. I loved them. they were so fascinating to me. I took them everywhere I went. so with that being said...
    ThatOneBlackGurl ThatOneBlackGurl 18-21, F Dec 7

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    Texting is hard sometimes. words are hard. you pulled everything you have to make an effort, to say something, but.... texting is just hard. hmmmm.. I know my expression could say...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My friends and I went camping a year ago, and we pull pranks on each other all the time. The best one was when we made a kid stand on a chair, right next to a tree. We then duck...
    quinnfox quinnfox 16-17, M Nov 29

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    Just got my new Princess pull-ups!!!! They are soooo soft!!! ;) can't wait to wet them!
    sipsmoretea sipsmoretea 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Today my friend thought I deserved a spanking so he pulled me over his knee and gave me 20. When bf got home my friend had me in the corner naked. My bf asked what I had done and...
    spankedgirl1994 spankedgirl1994 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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    This Is How I Really Feel I may not be the funniest. I may not be the smartest. I know I pale in comparison to all the other women on EP. …but when you talk to me, you can...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    So yesterday I was at the mall and the mall was about to close so we had to rush outside and I pushed the pull door and my girlfriend ran into me 😂
    xxafxx xxafxx 18-21, M a week ago

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    I want a horny woman to pull my pants down and see what I have for her ...
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    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I have hated myself for as long as I can rememeber it may appeared that I was in love with myself. But that was all part of my act. I loathe myself for a lot of different reasons...
    xdarkangelx666 xdarkangelx666 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate you!!!! I hate you!!!!! I hate you!!!!
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    For as long as I can remember I've never been comfortable in my own skin. Most of the little confidence I did have was shattered a few years ago, when the girls at my school...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I cut myself before cause I can't stand living here on earth like, I wanna kill myself cause I'm a mess. I'm depressed and I even decided to be dropped-out of school and then my...
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    BubbaSasquatch BubbaSasquatch 18-21, M Nov 24