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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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    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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    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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