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I Pull Myself Up By My Bootstraps

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People

    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'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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    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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    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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    its so funny i makes me laugh at myself kt makes me fell like im a funny and querky person
    GenocidalFrisk GenocidalFrisk 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I love to wear pull ups to bed at times my favorite ones are little girls goodnites love l-xl I tried the boys good goodnites l-xl but for some reason they're a lot tinier than the...
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    pricklytickk pricklytickk 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Today I almost lost my girlfriend and I never hated myself more than now. They diagnosed her with carbon monoxide poisoning. She tried to kill herself and it's my fault! I hate...
    LoloRegz LoloRegz 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I just saw this and it made me think of my friends. Hope you guys are doing well. I'd pull you thru my screen for tea if I could.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 31

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    I deal with a lot of self-hatred and disgust. I'm disgusted with myself for feeling awful all the time. I'm disgusted with myself for feeling broken. My life is practically perfect...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 31

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    A different take tonight - want to be pulled through someone else's screen....calgon, take me away! Lol
    lovehonestly lovehonestly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    There have always been times where i would LOVE to be able to pull you through my computer screen. There is one person in particular who this applies to right now. Either that or...
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    It seems so simple, self-explanatory, and obvious, doesn't it? Loving oneself sounds like something that should come totally naturally. I have found that mindfulness helps me stay...
    rebekahanastasia rebekahanastasia 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    "Be happy with yourself." Right..how can I be happy with myself if I am not really. I've been truggling to lose weight but I might as well give up. I've failed too many times and...
    PassionForCreativity PassionForCreativity 26-30, F Jan 30

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    I am surrounded by this soft mass of my own making. Long tendrils of my own hair are pulled at their ripest from my scalp, and I relish in that half second sense of relief. My...
    RaccoonEyes RaccoonEyes 26-30, F Jan 28

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    Le but ultime est, à l’époque, d’introduire l’ensemble en Bourse pour que Vivendi Universal en tire de quoi combler son endettement face à la pression des créanciers. La...
    strqiangy strqiangy 22-25, F Jan 28

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    I have pulled my teeth before with my hand because they were loose just what every kid does I'm guessing. My brother pulled my first tooth out and the dentist pulled my front teeth...
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I've gone two months without hurting myself. I've been happy, my anxiety is down, and I haven't even thought about hurting myself. Yesterday I colored my hair and got some dye on...
    SimplyEm SimplyEm 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    If you want send me pics of you in pull ups :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27

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    i'd rather just stand over here and watch, if you don't mind...oh, you do mind, i can see that. well, do i have to respond? i choose to just observe. you want me to participate...
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    I remember the wind was so strong , I struggled to push myself against it . The urge to end this was stronger. I kept moving across the icy shoreline , my feet sinking into frozen...
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    I was about 7 and my sister 5?6? something like that, and we were on holidays with my mom in a rented cottage. on the second last day we were doing a wash and I had no underpants...
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    Geesh. That was a freaking close call. Lolol So I'm hustling and bustling about in the kitchen. Multitasking. Washing dishes. Cooking supper and prepping for some sort of baked...
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    I have been with my husband for 10 years, married for 6. We have 3 children together and I have an older son. My spouse is younger than me by a few years. When we were dating...
    jpslone0821 jpslone0821 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    TheWalkingDread TheWalkingDread 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I feel like as everyone has moved on and living a fulfilling life and I just don't know how to fix myself. I don't know how to make myself feel better. I'm so unhappy with myself...
    Pip87 Pip87 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    Nobody understands what I'm going through. They either think I'm lying or they just think I think I have depression or something, when I know for a matter of a fact I don't. I know...
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    Pull up your pants, it's not cute, and it's not attractive. In fact it's revolting.
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