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I Pull Myself Up By My Bootstraps

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    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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    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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    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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    I have been trying to "pick myself up by my bootstraps" as folks have a REAL affinity for saying. It is going pretty well, although I am still having my hardships. It seems like...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    We spend so much time and precious energy engaged in mutual animosity, hatred and hostility, and it all seems to come very naturally. I guess that's the nature of the human...
    MindBodySpirit MindBodySpirit 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    I think im not good enough. Im not pretty enough. Im not skinny enough. Im not smart enough. I can never stop hating myself and distancing myself from everyone who wants me to stop...
    maddieeeedrake maddieeeedrake 18-21, F 30 mins ago

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    Hi ^u^. My name is Justin. So if u ever want to contact me say hi :). Background: read my featured story called~ i want to say thx you. :). But basically last year i was super...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 15 hrs ago

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    I hate being strong when I know I'm weak...but I act that way so ppl don't look at me with pity I hate being beautiful when I feel ugly, i put on makeup and dress to impress, but...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F Jan 4

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    Was driving in to work today and got a call asking where the hell I was as the meeting was about to commence in 5 mins. To my utter shock, I realised that I hadn't checked my work...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    So I met this guy on a really random night out with my Mum. This guy was so cute, I felt instantly comfortable with him, we joked we talked he showed me pics of his niece we even...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Welp... Here's another mental breakdown.. Today isn't the best day... I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth when I just looked in the mirror and realized how ugly I am. All my...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi my parents are out for the evening so in a fresh pull up ready to pee myself.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is me. I want to eat myself to immobility. I want to be held in my bed as a prisoner of my own fat. I would enjoy the journey of reaching that lifestyle as I slowly become...
    AspiringSSBHM AspiringSSBHM 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I've had this strong desire to buy myself a camper van, pull the plug on life as I know it, grab my dog, stock the van and drive away. This is not just a passing phase. This is...
    Missshelley Missshelley 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Sometimes I think why am I like this. I got no goal, passion Or talent. Maybe its because I worry too much about my future and give less importance to my present. Theres so much to...
    skyling638 skyling638 18-21 1 Response Jan 13

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    Sometimes I think why am I like this. I got no goal, passion Or talent. Maybe its because I worry too much about my future and give less importance to my present. Theres so much to...
    skyling638 skyling638 18-21 1 Response Jan 13

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    hii my name is aman my maths teacher is preety good she pulls ear when he is angry with the child or anybody she is having big red nails one day she is teaching she has...
    earpulling earpulling 18-21, M Jan 5

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    It's a good thing that I have to wear pullups cause I can remember several times getting stuck in my snow suit from the zipper not working properly, my parents didn't believe me...
    plastickid plastickid 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    as a teenager...nothing special. though like every other teen, i was convinced no one else had felt what i felt.. i was in love but it was not returned. i didn't know how to...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    It all started a few years ago so maybe when I was 14-15 and I started just pulling my lashes that stopped maybe a few months after I had began and then I moved to pulling my hair...
    elizabethla elizabethla 16-17, F Jan 2

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    Okay. So there's a person I know. And they mean the world to me. And I would give everything I have for them. They swear up and down they feel the same. But their actions are...
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    Yeah I'll be honest I do! :-D I was doing work late after college and my hands were freezing ❄️... So because I thought I was alone I put my hands down the front of my pants...
    Fennerbache Fennerbache 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    It was a few months ago in August, the day before school started and I sat in my room, my dad's pistol in my hand right up to my temple ready to shoot. Several times I wanted to...
    americankittyg6 americankittyg6 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I had been biking some time ago, it was a cold day and when I came home I needed to go to the bathroom. There was this friend of my mother however and she started asking me things...
    gigilo gigilo 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Some say life is a sprint, others say it's a marathon. My life is more like a no holds barred steel cage match. That's how I felt when I went to the atm at my bank on a Sunday to...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M Jan 7

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    Cold air blows across the desert, it is quiet and lonely. Wind whistles through the window pane and I think of you. The house is cold and I need your warm arms to hold me. You are...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    I was here, then I wasn't. Now I am back with a few more ingredients to ad to my lonesome recipe. Today she told me she no longer see's me as her rock... Her man. That she...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    We are followed by our mistakes, they lurk in the shadows of our mind. They wait for just for the right time and sabotage our happiness. Letting us never move forward from the past...
    MsCelticFire MsCelticFire 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Drifting away, a broken vessel in a turbulent sea, waves crashing...dragging me under, unable to breathe. Strong currents pull me ever further, I reach for the surface but never...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 16

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    How long is my journey going to take? According to Ekhart Tolle, this is not a good question" It makes you lose the now. Ekhart Tolle: The power of now can only be realized...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My relationship is so rocky... No matter what I say or do, for some reason it's wrong, rude, disrespectful, or dumb... I don't understand... I disagree with that 100%... I have...
    Chipperme21 Chipperme21 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was recently cheated on. my boyfriend is my best friend, we went to a bar here in town and i caught him looking at his ex, later he tried making small talk with her. when we left...
    Smileprettygirl13 Smileprettygirl13 18-21, F 95 Responses 2 days ago

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    I got a new number, so I just pulled the best text prank on one of my friends about receiving daily facts about midgets and he went bezerk. I'm horrible. 😂
    Allyyoop Allyyoop 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I am sat in my pull ups and I've just wet them love the feeling of it
    Djnappy Djnappy 16-17, M Dec 31, 2014

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    It's not even cool. I'm sitting in class and I see a guy a few feet away with his shorts sagging and his underwear/boxers showing. My first reaction usually is, "Oh, so he wears...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    you're not Calvin klein, or an under ware model, so pull up your damn pants! it's a signal your down for gay s3x!
    TheExperienceProject TheExperienceProject 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I pull pranks on my bro, and especially my cousin. Sad thing is that she moved overseas lol, we love pranking each other. One time I put ice cubes in her bed. And for my bro, the...
    XxFirepawsxX XxFirepawsxX 13-15, F Jan 4

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    My cousin and his friends pulled my string bikini pants off to get me back because we pantsed two of them the day before while they were peeking at my sister getting changed. We...
    missbec missbec 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 5

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    He puts his hands through my hair and pulls... Just a little, then a bit harder exposing my neck... He knows it turns me on. I love it when he does that.. Just that act alone is so...
    graceindanger graceindanger 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    i wear pullups to school and if my mom forgets to get the other kind but mostly just to school
    steven0502 steven0502 18-21, M Jan 18

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    If you've read my previous stories you already know that i'm a crossdresser and that i'm not happy that it's seen in a negative way, like people think that people who do it are...
    shadowhero92 shadowhero92 22-25, M Jan 18

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    I HATE THIS, I HATE THIS, I HATE THIS. This is not cute at all, please stop. I do not know what ever it was, that possessed you males into thinking this is cute, it is not, the...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I think you should pull up your pants or else just take them off and show us what you've got.
    xxxtop xxxtop 36-40, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have an urgent need to forgive myself for something I did in high school. For years I've been very harsh with myself about this mistake and I've been telling myself that what I...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 6 days ago