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I Pull Myself Up By My Bootstraps

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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'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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    Why am I so upfront and talkative with people but avoid a relationship at all cost -.- I'm not afraid of asking people out, I'm not insecure about myself. In fact my confidence is...
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    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    Hahahahaha.. the title of this experience brings back memories. I had ran up to a door for the supermarket before and barged right into it thinking it was a push door... yes, ouch...
    BeingSara BeingSara 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F Jun 19

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    purplebutterfly42 purplebutterfly42 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    norb1138 norb1138 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    lebron200879 lebron200879 16-17, M Jun 16

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    I want to learn to love myself more. I met up with my step mom and a really good friend of ours today for lunch. We were sitting there talking and my friend asked if something was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 15

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    I really hate my body, my personality, my face well everything. I have no one to talk to because no one will ever understand how i deep down feel because they aren't me or fat. I...
    shamefulloser shamefulloser 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I was emotionally and mentally abused by my father as a child. Sometimes it even spilled over into physical abuse. Most of my life has been spent wishing I'd never been born or...
    Romantheridiculous Romantheridiculous 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    My friend and I were watching funny videos and I all of a sudden had to pee. I rushed to the bathroom and pulled my pants down but then I started peeing. U made a huge puddle on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 14

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    love to have mine pulled down please anyone
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    TristanT96 TristanT96 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 11

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    Back when I was 17, we were having a pool party at the apartment complex I lived at. My friend came up behind me in the pool and pulled down my swim trunks. I caught them when they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 10

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    far out.. getting into fights with mum over the smallest ******* things!!! she literally asked me to cut up vegetables for dinner, and i tried to get out of it. simply because i...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F Jun 10

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