Taylor Swifts 'ME!' Is Exactly What I Needed To Remind Myself It's OK To Be Me

Taylor Swifts 'ME!' Is Exactly What I Needed To Remind Myself It's OK To Be Me

"You can't spell awesome without me."

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You can't dent it Taylor Swift is a name you've all heard just about a million times. Whether you like her or you hate her or you don't even think twice about her, you can't dent that she is a huge name in music. Now I get it, you all might be sick of hearing about Taylor Swift this and Taylor Swift, but you need to hear Taylor Swift's newest single, "ME!", featuring Brendon Urie. Trust me, on this one. The song encourages you to embrace your individuality and own it. Plus it's also a just a fun song, with a fun music video.

I don't know about everyone else but this song is exactly what I needed to remind myself that it's okay to act the way I act and to do the things I do, because it's me. I'm not like other people, and that's perfectly fine. Lately, I've been kinda hard on myself for not being like other people, I was starting to think I should just be like everyone else, but now I don't.

I was fine with the way I was before but suddenly there was a shift and I just couldn't get the thought out of my head that I was different from everyone else. But then I heard this song, and honestly I can say that the feeling of questioning who I am as a person, went away so quickly.

Right off the bat I connect to the song. Some of the first lyrics are, "I know that I'm a handful baby. I know I never think before I jump." Like this is me to a tee. I can be a handful and I most times I really don't think before I do something, usually slightly crazy, or open my mouth.

Then the song goes on to say, "I know that I went psycho on the phone, I never leave well enough alone, and trouble's gonna follow where I go". Yes, yes, and yes. I've been there, I've completely lost it over a phone call, and I definitely can't leave well enough alone and trouble probably honestly does follow me.

BUT...then it goes on to say, "I promise that you'll never find another like me, I'm the only one of me. Baby that's the fun of me. You're the only one of you. Baby that's the fun of you, and I promise that nobody's gonna love you like me". Like yes I might be a lot to handle at times, but I love with a deep passion and that's something that not everyone can do.

You get the bad and good with me, I'm not gonna hide or change how I react to things, or change or hide the things I do. Because of all that makes me, me. And if can't accept that, than that's fine, because you know what, I'm totally cool with how I am. And those who really want to be around me, and in my life accept me for me too.

I'm not going to hide who I am, to change who I am to fit in, because then I'd be boring. I'm me and me is awesome. So thanks Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, for the reminder that it's amazing to just be yourself.

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A comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to being the girl every guy wants.
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1. Smile all the time.

Guys want to be with girls who are always happy. Men get severely uncomfortable when all the women around them are not Cheshire cat level elated all the fucking time. Why are you mad? Why do you look so pissed? Are you defective? Autopilot your brain to borderline creepy giddiness before men get the idea that you might actually be capable of a full range of human emotion.

2. Be smart.

Men want women to be smart, but never smarter than them. Don’t know or say anything too much about anything specifically – except sports.

3. Eat like a man, look like a lady.

How many burgers can you fit in your mouth at once? Better, even, how many hotdogs? Have the appetite of a grizzly bear, but eat like a cute tiny rabbit, or Kate Upton faking an orgasm. Oh, and never, ever get above a size 4.

4. Play video games.

No guy can resist a girl who loves to play video games (in her underwear). Fifa, 2K, Smash, Kart – know them all. If you can’t at least beat his worst friend at his favorite game, you’re not a keeper.

5. Love beer.

If you can’t throw ‘em back like one of the guys, you’re not wifey. Yeah, that Norwegian IPA no one's ever fucking heard of? You got it. Bud Light? Sure. Fat Tire? You love that shit. Feel free to let out that beer burp while you’re at it, but the burp you’d imagine a Japanese dwarf squirrel would let out after eating rainbows. Oh, and don’t forget, size 4.

6. Be a freak, but also a nun.

We all know that lyric (thank you, Ludacris, so much). Hit those yoga poses hard because he wants you to bust that shit out like you’ve done it before. But you haven’t … right? Have you?!

7. Keep him on his toes.

No man wants a woman who is predictable and boring. Challenge him. Keep him intrigued. Drop an F bomb every now and then. Learn a foreign language in your spare time so that you might give the illusion of being exotic in bed (Slavic languages sound super sexy). Induce yourself into an epileptic seizure. Whatever it takes to keep it interesting.

8. Have quirks.

Ah, quirks. The things that make people unique. The things that make people, people. You must have at least three of these but no more than five. Think relatable Stepford Wife.

9. Be hot.

This is potentially the most important, and luckily I don’t need to tell you how this works. Look at anything. Anywhere. That ever existed.

10. Never, ever get mad.

The worst thing you can do as a woman is challenge a man’s authority. Don’t talk back. Don’t think. Don’t have expectations. Sit. Roll over. Hold the bark.

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Just never talk about a person's weight.

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When my family and friends joked that I was going to gain 15 pounds in my freshman year of college as a result of the "Freshman 15," I thought it was what it was supposed to be: a joke. However, as the year has come to an end, I realized that I actually did put on a couple of pounds, albeit it wasn't the predicted 15.

As I told those that I wanted to get into an ideal shape for my body, I was met with some insensitive and ignorant remarks. Everyone thought that I mean just losing the weight I had put on.

1. "You walk to all of your classes, why aren't you losing weight that way?"

My legs are more toned than they ever have been before. However, most of the weight I have been gaining has gone directly to my gut (annoying!) and walking does not remedy that. Unfortunately, I have to stick to ab workouts.

2. "But you look fine to me!"

I don't feel healthy to myself. I'm not trying to stay in shape for anyone else, just myself, thanks. I appreciate you trying to make me feel better about my body image but I know something has to be done.

3. "I didn't gain any weight in college."

Good for you. I did. I'm trying to do something about it.

4. "Just stop drinking."

I don't drink. Really, the only liquid I consume is water or iced tea. I don't like soda and alcohol makes me nauseous way too easily.

5. "Isn't the gym free on campus for students?"

Yes, but some people don't like working out in front of others. I am one of those people. My friend lives in an apartment complex that has their own gym and almost no one is ever there but not everyone has that luxury. Also, some are busy and do not have time for a quick jog or to stretch.

6. "You should try this diet/pills/exercise routine."

I am thankful that you are trying to help but my diet is just eating healthy and having a few cheat days in between. I know what exercises work best for me and I am just not taking pills. Bodies adjust differently.

7. "Don't starve/force yourself to throw up."

Trust me, I know. I'm trying to lose the weight healthily. If you do find yourself practicing unhealthy eating habits or realizing your body image is deteriorating, the NEDA Hotline is (800) 931-2237. Please reach out if you are going through hardships.

8. "Won't you have to buy a whole new wardrobe?"

If I drop (or even add) a size or two. We grow out and grow tired of clothes on the regular, what's the difference if you have to buy some because of a weight change? Plus, who doesn't love buying new clothes?

9. "Just eat healthier."

Didn't think of it! Options are limited at college where the dining halls don't offer all that much that is actually good for your body. Now that I'm at home, it's easier. But I'm already trying to eat healthy.

10. "You've evened out since the last time I saw you!"

This is code for you've put on some weight. I hear it mostly from older relatives because my friends will flat out tell me if I've gotten a little chunky.

11. "You're just stressed."

Personally, this one gets me livid. I do admit that when I am stressed or anxious, I do turn to food for comfort but when I am delighted and genuinely happy, will my body magically revert into a fit state?

Sadly, no.

Honestly, I am just trying to get my body back into shape. For me, that means cutting back on greasy foods and kicking a bad habit of sitting on my butt all day. For others, it could mean more or less. As long as your body is in good physical condition and you are content, the number on the scale and others' thoughts shouldn't matter. Take care of yourself.

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