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Jump In Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Jump In Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

Sometimes, we have to jump in at the deep end to realise we CAN swim.


A little inspiration to share on your page! In life we face a lot of challenges, many which may seem too big and daunting to take on - but which we only discover we're capable of getting through after we've taken the chance and gone for it. For me, this mantra applies to so many situations and is always something to bear in mind when you doubt yourself! ♥

Note to people taking it literally: this is a metaphor. I've explained it more in response to some comments, so read those before commenting if you plan to make a literal response c:

From the original quote on my Tumblr.

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:whisper: Psst.. remember to check out the rest of my stamp collection; there's guaranteed to be more you like!
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:iconcookiecreampuff:
Cookiecreampuff Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  New Deviant
Using! Thank you! C:
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:iconamashirotsuki:
Amashirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student
Nice, using!
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:iconinteresque:
Interesque Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using
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:iconhotaruutan:
hotaruutan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
using~
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:iconthetardisidris:
THETARDISIDRIS Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
using thanks
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:iconnubsies:
Nubsies Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm afraid of deep water ;;
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:iconenderchild:
Enderchild Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Except for me.
Because I'd drown.

Metaphors are great.
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:iconbb-bee:
bb-bee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfreeinternetplz:
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Sakuraofchaos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:)
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:iconpretty-l1ttle-psycho:
Pretty-L1ttle-Psycho Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of one of my faveourite quotes "When oppertunity doesnt knock, build a door"
do you think you could make a stamp of that for me? xD
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StalkerKitty1231 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I love this<3
It's a very inspiring metaphor.
Plus, it reminds me of when I took swimming lessons when I was little and the teacher had to drop me off the high dive because I was too scared to jump >u<.
I wasn't scared after and wanted to jump off again. XD
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ♥
That's an awesome literal example!! Things always seem impossible or way too scary until they're done c:
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:iconstalkerkitty1231:
StalkerKitty1231 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
It's no problem, and thank you for the compliment ^u^.
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's okay, I'm glad you had that experience and overcame the fear! :love:
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:iconstalkerkitty1231:
StalkerKitty1231 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Yeah me too ^^ I absolutely love the high dive now :D
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really good! c:
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:iconstalkerkitty1231:
StalkerKitty1231 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
yeah ^^
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going through a rough patch in my life right now, so this really inspired me. Thank you. I'm adding it to my inspirational quote list in my diary. 
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great to hear, best wishes for getting through the rough patch c: You can do it, stay positive and you'll feel great the other side!
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:iconjessaminediane:
JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :) I do my best. That's all I can do. Everyone thinks I'm doing well though.
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure you are doing brilliantly :huggle: If ever things get hard don't hesitate to look for support or advice c:
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:iconeliaria:
eliaria Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is really true ^^ (even with maths!)
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sure can apply to anything! :la:
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:iconeliaria:
eliaria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
^^
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SuperSmashCat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

If you've never tried anything, then you've never learned.

Nice stamp. :)

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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! Thank you c:
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:iconsleepy-stardust:
Sleepy-Stardust Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You have some really great phrases on your stamps x:
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really happy you think so, thank you! :love:
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:iconninfiasbows:
ninfiasbows Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
There's a quote like this that I tend to like a little better! "Sometimes you have to jump out the window and learn to fly on your way down." 
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TheWriterOfAll Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know as children we a born know to swim. As a child I was thrown in the water, and automatically knew how to swim. But if you don't use it you lose it and will have to learn when you get older.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true! c:
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Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I only manage to panic by swimming in deep water XD the stamp is lovely though :3 i have an nice quote for you;

"Two men look out though prison bars,
One see mud, the other stars"
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no! :noes:
Thank you c: And I like that quote a lot, thanks for sharing ♥
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Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sadly, yes :/
Np :3 i have an quote from ghandi, witch would fit perfectly in your stamp colection; " An eye for an eye makes the hwole world blind" :)
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Loki-Paws Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i cant swim xD i would drown
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:iconiiibrokeyhu:
iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use to go to the deep end... but I stopped going to the pool.
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Giruveganus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I must agree with this, I've found I needed to give myself a big challenge in order to learn something.
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:iconthinker1988:
Thinker1988 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
No, swimming is not an instinctive capacity, nobody would swim without being taught.
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The message isn't necessarily intended to be taken literally. My responses to other comments explain the metaphor more fully if you're interested. c:
And actually, babies have been shown to have the instinctive capacity to swim when put into water - even if that inherent ability is lost as we grow older, I still don't think you have to be taught how to swim. It's common sense (if you aren't just panicking) to hold your body horizontally to float better and use your legs and cupped hands to propel yourself in a certain direction.
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Thinker1988 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Babies instinctively are able how to hold breath and enjoy being underwater, but they can't swim. Plus, even human swimming styles are a kind of art. To swim, humans have to get used to a completely different perception, balance and environiment. Instinctively, in water a person moves arms and legs in all direction with panic and adrenaline, trying to stay on the sufrace, then drowns. This in any age, if they're not taught.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure those are very fair points but as I said before, the message is not meant to be literal. It's a metaphor pertaining to life, and how sometimes you have to just throw yourself into big and seemingly-impossible challenges before realising you can succeed. The 'deep end' isn't a literal pool of water, it's a metaphor for feeling out of your depth.
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Leafbreeze7 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I just love your stamps! :love:
They're so pretty.
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, lovely! :la:
I'm really happy you like them ♥
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:iconamai-kun:
amai-kun Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Several days ago this made me smile because these words were just what I needed, but I had no time to comment back then.
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, I'm very happy to hear it made you smile! ♥
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ShadowBunnyMari Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perf
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:iconkezzi-rose:
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ♥
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:iconshadowbunnymari:
ShadowBunnyMari Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome c;
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:iconberserkeroo:
Berserkeroo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Or drown miserably trying. XD
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LivelovelifeEleni Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwyee!
<3
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