Everyone Needs A Taylor Swift In Their Life

Everyone Needs A Taylor Swift In Their Life

I love that I love Taylor Swift.
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I love Taylor Swift. I'm a rather new 'Swiftie', not getting into her music until after 1989 came out in 2014. However, 1989 was (and still is) my jam. I can't say that I related to the album necessarily, but I loved it nonetheless. Before 1989, I didn't even know that I could like every single song on an album.

However, instead of exploring Taylor's older works, I stuck with what I loved and proceeded to listen to 1989 on repeat for the next three years.

Then, Reputation came out in 2017 and I came to love it, too. Once I had enough time to binge listen to Reputation, I decided that it was time to explore all of Taylor's other albums.

It was a different kind of love, but I found myself appreciating Swift's earlier works, too. Sure, they tended to be a bit cheesy now, but if I had listened to them when they originally came out, I can only imagine how my quirky middle school self would've latched on to the lyrics.

Going back and listening to all of her albums really showed me how her music documented her growing up. Her songs have progressed from young love and wallow anthems to finding the long-lasting love while still realizing that there is more to life.

As you can tell, I really enjoy Taylor Swift's music. I could honestly go on and on, but here is neither the time nor the place.

However, I love that I love Taylor Swift. I can always come back to her music and find something that fits my mood.

Music is such a powerful medium of art and being able to find an artist or two that you truly love and connect with is so amazing. I can't relate to 90% of Taylor's songs and lyrics, yet I find myself belting out the lyrics of the songs anyways. I get so angry at the fictitious guy that cheated on me in "Should've Said No." I feel so playful whenever I dramatically sing along to "Blank Space."

Whenever I go without listening to Taylor Swift for a while (aka when I'm listening to music with friends that don't like her), I always find myself itching to go back to her music. In a weird way, it's a safe place for me.

I truly hope that everyone has an artist like that. Someone whose music you can relate to on a personal level. An artist whose music you can't relate to, yet still appreciate. An artist who's grown up for the world to see. An artist who's just getting started. An artist whose lyrics captivate personal experiences. An artist who values the whole production.

Go out and find your own Taylor Swift.

If you already have one, go listen to them... I know you want to.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

CLAPPING HANDS EMOJI.

5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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