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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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    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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    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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    feel so destroyed i always expected this...that it will fade away this illusion i cherish...i lived in..for some bright moments in my life i was ready to give all...never taken...
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    I need to work on loving myself. If you can't love yourself, nobody else can love you. You can't find the person you need, if you don't know what you need. I'm taking this time to...
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    I enjoy being by myself, almost more than anything. I have created a nice reclusive room for me to stay and be alone from the rest of the world. I love not having to leave me room...
    nothingfeelsgreat nothingfeelsgreat 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Before I start let me introduce myself: my name is Maryam, I have younger brother. My parents were divorced after my brother's birth. Since then I've had a lot of experiences...
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    I've asked this to myself for the past 5 years. sometimes I wish faking your death was possible somehow, like an actual wake & funeral. just to see the effect. & I would totally...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Like spending hours a day on EP, when I should be working. Used to spend many an hour on here but managed to drag myself away. Now I'm back again and spending way to long on this...
    Horny63 Horny63 51-55, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I just want to say I was just talking to myself a minute ago and I was complaining about me talking to myself again cause its just a habit and then "Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees...
    whatonmars whatonmars 13-15, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    People think I am the black girl with the purple Afro in my account picture. I have to keep explaning I'm not. This is my safe place, my Outlet for my thoughts, fears...
    BlackSheep613 BlackSheep613 22-25, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I'm currently sitting i front if the TV in my room with a poopy pull up. It's really messy cause I squished it up while sitting in it feels so good. Give it a like or comment...
    Lillygirl988 Lillygirl988 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't appreciate people pulling me down while I'm trying to build myself up , but I guess haters gonna hate !
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always have to slow down before we get to the pull doors to quickly scan the door for the pull or push sign if the door has one.
    ComicGeek ComicGeek 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Cant staaand anyone who saggs. Like duude. Ill gladly pull it up for you. Haha
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Wet the Bed and Wear Pullups and have a plastic mattress cover and a waterproof mattress pad
    hope1091 hope1091 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Pull 'em up,dumbass. You don't look cool.You look like you still need your mother to dress you.
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I understand that it's a trend, and that sometimes it's a cultural thing, but I just saw a 30 year old man which his whole butt hanging out. pull your pants up!!
    ScarletRivers ScarletRivers 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Standing upon the precipice Waters rushed over the edge Dividing lines and ticking time A race nobody wins We're simply Human All striving for survival Making decisions, choices...
    OnShiningStars3 OnShiningStars3 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have had this problem with myself since I was a kid. I think this may have something to do with my autism but I get a bit hard on myself and put myself down all the time. Every...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I actually thought this was a metaphor. I saw a Far Side panel some time ago about a gifted child who can't get into his school for gifted children because he can't open the door...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    emotional clearing is a gateway to the next level of development on the individual basis it seems. since yesterday; being emotionally triggered revealed many things perhaps i was...
    Solongotgon Solongotgon 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I struggle with low confidence and low self esteem, but I'm definitely trying to put in the effort to build it all up again. I tend to compare myself with others, which I think...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I made a decision that cost me eternal love, joy, peace, relationship... all the good things that only Love Himself can give. I don't understand why I did it, the only answer would...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 a week ago

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    I love stroking myself. I don't wear underwear so I can pull it out whenever I feel like it. It makes me feel good. I love sex too but I can make myself feel good almost anytime I...
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    Or pull a push door 😂😂 XD
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    For all those people who are cutting at the moment please stop I'm saying this because I care about all of you I know what it's like to feel like it's the only thing that can make...
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    I hate myself for not listening to my head. I hate myself for not breaking it off when I knew I HAD to. I hate myself for not letting it go. I hate myself for not crying when I...
    forevergirly forevergirly 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I don't know who I am and I am frustrated. I always pretend to be someone else. It worked, but it no longer happy. I want to be myself, but I don't know me....well, I know me just...
    anonymousgirl003 anonymousgirl003 18-21, F Jul 17

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    It's been 5 months and I still can't find the courage to walk up and buy pull ups. Help please.
    WipePooper WipePooper 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 16

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    I make myself sick. Unstable emotions, I hate one minutes I'm so happy and the next I want to cut my throat open. I'm disgusted by everything about me. From my looks to my...
    FleshEatingBacteria FleshEatingBacteria 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Every day is like a new adventure. In fact, the last ten years of my life have been one great adventure, most of it not very good. Now that I am older with the mistakes of my past...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 15

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    I am writing this is the hope it may help someone else. I completely forgot I had this account until I received an email which led to me to my first and only post back in 2013...
    rose24785 rose24785 22-25, F Jul 15

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    It is incredibly hard to keep my heart open. My friends have the key. They come and go as they please. But with love, there is a constant voice in my mind telling me to keep...
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    I have done this almost every time I wear a pull-up.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Jul 14

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    Hey i'm back So here's the rest of what happened After I got cleaned up I stayed in my room the entire day and sneaked downstairs to get some food when I was hungry Since I didn...
    Lillygirl988 Lillygirl988 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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