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my mom has always been the closest person to me (besides my husband now). It didn’t always use to be that way though, when I was younger my mom and I fought like cats and dogs and my dad was my favorite parent. As I got older, it became the opposite. My dad and I didn’t agree on different world issues or what I was doing with my life (my music degree and what I was going to school for) but my mom was so proud of me. She was always so proud of me for doing well and continuing my education with violin and music, even though at times it was difficult to get me to go to school haha. 

About a year ago, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. It was not what I expected in the slightest….from anemia to cancer it was a big leap. I was scared to death….I thought I would lose my best friend and the person that I looked up to the most since I was a freshman in high school. She began chemo treatment and I remember the first treatment and how scared I was, but how calm she was. Since then the chemo has been helping her cancer but in the process she developed a bad case (the worst her doctor had seen) of Neuropathy. Neuropathy is a disease that gives you a tingling sensation in your hands and feet. It got to a point where her balance became off, she had a hard time walking, she would fall occasionally from walking, she couldn’t do anything for herself anymore without struggling. She had to have someone go get groceries for her, she had a hard time cooking….she had to stop driving. 

As she was working with a physical therapist on her balance, she began to get a little bit of her independence back and for the first time in about 2 months she was able to walk down the stairs of our house, get outside and walk to the end of our drive way (we have a pretty long drive way.) She went to church for the first time in months last week (she couldn’t drive of course) and she was able to go to lunch with a friend after church as well. 

With the separation my parents went through went I was little, my mom was screwed with my dads’ debt and had to pay that debt, take care of me and keep food on the table and at the time, I thought that was the strongest thing she ever did…..but I was wrong. This whole cancer thing she’s been a trooper and she’s really made me proud and I couldn’t be happier to be her daughter. 

Taylor is close to her mom and I really appreciate that and relate to it cause my mom and I are the same way. One of my favorite things about Taylor is her relationship with her mom and how candid she’s been about it. She doesn’t care to let people know, she doesn’t care to hang out with her mom because it’s more fun than hanging out with a few friends. Taylor leans on her mom as much as Andrea leans on her and that’s how my mom and I are. We’re always willing to help each other out and be there for each other. When I moved away back in September, almost half way across the country, I knew the day I left would be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do….and I was right. We both cried buckets and since I’ve lived in South Dakota we talk at least once a week for at least 2 hours. 

I can’t thank Taylor enough for showing me that it’s okay to be close to your mother….it’s okay to call her your best friend and it’s okay to hang out with her cause there will come a time when she isn’t there anymore and I dread that day….but for now I do what I can to spend as much time and make as many memories as I can. 

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So if there is a Taylor lyric or quote or song, in general that has helped you get through something, I want to know about it. With every story there will be a corresponding Taylor picture to kinda tie in the story. This is a time to share to the world what you’ve always wanted to say but always been afraid. With this, you can remain anonymous if you so choose or with permission you’re name/url will be stated. 

+never too late to be brand new;  +taylor swift;  +andrea swift;  +personal;  +fearlesspeaking;  +mine;  +story;  +edit;  +my edit;  



The first time I heard You’re Not Sorry my life changed. It was over 5 years ago, and I was nowhere near a high point in my life. I was always in therapy, and family counselling. It seems like I talked to adults for more time in that year than I talked to kids my age… I had nothing. I didn’t have any friends really, and I knew those that I did have didn’t like me. I was constantly bullied, which created a hard shell. I couldn’t make friends because I was always really rude to everyone I met. I thought it was normal… I had nothing except for Taylor, she was the only thing that made me really happy. Whenever my dad or stepmom were yelling at me, or starting fights with me I would go to my happy place, and that was always with Taylor. It happened at least once a day when I was at their house, and Taylor was the only way I could deal with that. She showed me an example of a kind person, and she taught me how you should feel in a loving environment. I didn’t always relate to her songs because I wasn’t in that kind of environment, but I aspired to one day be able to relate to them… 
One day my dad was driving me home from a family counselling session that didn’t really go anywhere at all. At that point I was done with trying to work with him, and I was done believing his apologies. I was done with hoping that he might love me like a dad should. I was listening to my headphones with my head between my knees, trying to resist the urge to cry until we got back home, and then You’re Not Sorry came on. And suddenly, I understood. I understood that I wasn’t alone, and that I could stand up for myself once and for all. Finally somebody could make sense of what I was feeling. It was like Taylor knew just what I was thinking. Even though that was about an ex boyfriend of hers that cheated, it became about my dad who cared more about my stepmom than he ever cared about me. And I wasn’t alone anymore. That song gave me the power and courage to keep going, and to not let him control me. I owe Taylor forever for that song.

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So if there is a Taylor lyric or quote or song, in general that has helped you get through something, I want to know about it. With every story there will be a corresponding Taylor picture to kinda tie in the story. This is a time to share to the world what you’ve always wanted to say but always been afraid. With this, you can remain anonymous if you so choose or with permission you’re name/url will be stated. 

+never too late to be brand new;  +fearlesspeaknow;  +mine;  +stuff;  +taylor swift;  +edit;  +edits;  +you're not sorry;  +fearless;  



My Taylor Swift related story is not much of a “got me through it” story, it is an “i’ll never forget it” story that begins with 5 words: I said remember this moment. 
When i was 17, I graduated high school with the most amazing class group. We had been through a lot together, exams, fights, classes, parties, formals and even the death of a classmate.
When the time came for us to graduate, myself and two others took the opportunity to sing “Long Live” to our fellow class mates. We wanted to say long live to all the memories we made as we started our new age apart from each other. It was our chance to say thanks, and that we loved them. Because in that moment we really were a band of thieves, and ripped up jeans, we werent afraid and now, we get to rule our own worlds. 
The whole experience was made even more amazing for me when i got to sing my favourite lines of that song for them all 
“If you have children some day,
When they point to the pictures
Please tell them my name.
Tell them how the crowds went wild, Tell them how I hope they shine.”
i will always be reminded of them when i hear that song, because I had the time of MY life with them, and i know, We will be Remembered.

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So if there is a Taylor lyric or quote or song, in general that has helped you get through something, I want to know about it. With every story there will be a corresponding Taylor picture to kinda tie in the story. This is a time to share to the world what you’ve always wanted to say but always been afraid. With this, you can remain anonymous if you so choose or with permission you’re name/url will be stated. 

+taylor swift;  +fearlesspeaknow;  +never too late to be brand new;  +project;  +long live;  +speak now;  



"One of my goals has always been to help women go through the hard times that I have experienced and my story relates to Innocent. When I was younger, I was a victim of sexual assault and I didn’t think that God loved me, which led me to do things that I now regret, such as having sex with my boyfriend. Now that I am Christian, I have forgiven the person who assaulted me and myself. Taylor reminded me that “who you are is not what you did” and “It’s never to late to be brand new.” and I wanted to remind everyone that no matter what they do, it does not define them. Let go of your past, and it will let go of you.”

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So if there is a Taylor lyric or quote or song, in general that has helped you get through something, I want to know about it. With every story there will be a corresponding Taylor picture to kinda tie in the story. This is a time to share to the world what you’ve always wanted to say but always been afraid. With this, you can remain anonymous if you so choose or with permission you’re name/url will be stated. 

+taylor swift;  +innocent;  +music;  +fearlesspeaknow;  +never too late;  +project;  



During the summer I was 13, I was recovering from an eating disorder and I could only run 30 minutes a day, as part of my recovery. This was when “taylor swift” was the only album that was out, so I would listen to should’ve said no, teardrops on my guitar, ttwas, invisible, tim mcgraw, etc while I ran and for those 30 minutes I wasn’t a girl with anorexia; I was just a girl running to her favorite singer and I think running to taylor may have been what got me through my recovery.”

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So if there is a Taylor lyric or quote or song, in general that has helped you get through something, I want to know about it. With every story there will be a corresponding Taylor picture to kinda tie in the story. This is a time to share to the world what you’ve always wanted to say but always been afraid. With this, you can remain anonymous if you so choose or with permission you’re name/url will be stated. 

+never too late;  +taylor swift;  +project;  +fearlesspeaknow;  



my friend at work tonight was like “you know I really admire how much you love Taylor Swift. I’m not a huge fan but I really like when people stand behind something or someone.” 

Let’s just say it made my day. I wish more people were like that. I told her “thank you for saying that. Thank you for not making fun of me or making fun of her.” 

+personal;  +taylor swift;  



So I have this idea for my blog. I want to make it as unique as possible and try and make it my own and see what happens. 

As you all know I’m huge into music and hope and healing and this idea that music can heal and that the life you’re living is important. I wanted to incorporate Taylor into this message and this message into this blog with straying away from what it is and what it has been since 2010. 

What has a Taylor lyric meant to you? What has a song of hers done to help you through your life? I want to know. 

Each week I’ll be posting your stories and your thoughts on whatever you choose along with a corresponding Taylor picture. You can remain anonymous or you can choose to give your name/url. It’s up to you. 

Let’s show to the world what Taylor Swift’s music has done for us. 

-Destiny

+taylor swift;  +music;  +hope;  +healing;  +strength;  



Days After Taylor Swift Grants Wish, Young Fan Dies of Leukemia

Delaney “Laney” Ann Brown died on Christmas from complications from leukemia, five days after her 8th birthday.

It was on her birthday, Dec. 20, that Brown made headlines when she received a phone call from Taylor Swift, who had heard about Brown’s struggle with leukemia through Make- A-Wish America. Brown lived in West Reading, Pennsylvania, just down the road from Reading, where Swift was born.

The pair had a conversation via Facetime, so they could see each other while they spoke; and judging from a post on Facebook, fulfilling the “bucket list” item put a smile on the young girl’s face.

"Laney was so nervous to talk to her because she is such a ‘famous celebrity.’ I was actually worried that when Taylor Facetimed her that she would be too scared to talk but Taylor was fabulous!! She really engaged Laney in conversation," reads the Facebook post (which is not attributed, but appears to have been written by one of Brown’s parents). "Laney lit up and had a huge smile on her face. I can’t thank Taylor enough for taking time out from her family to make Laney’s birthday very memorable. We will hold that memory in our hearts forever."

Another item on Laney’s bucket list also came true the following day when more than 10,000 people gathered outside the Brown family home to sing Christmas carols for the ailing girl. A post on the Team Laney Facebook page revealed that Brown was struggling while the carols were being sung. “As ‘Jingle Bells’ and other carols are being sung for Laney, she was surrounded by nurses and paramedics assessing her breathing.” The family posted a photo of Brown with her eyes closed, wearing an oxygen mask with the caption, “I can hear you now!!! Love you!!!”

Sadly, however, Laney succumbed to leukemia on Wednesday. “My heart breaks right now,” a poston her Facebook page read. “Our little angel on earth earned her pink glittery angel wings in heaven. She took her last breath at home in her bed at 3:10 surrounded by all her family and friends. I miss her so much already.”

On Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the family will hold a public viewing of Brown at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home in West Reading. “In honor of Laney’s fashionista style, please dress to impress, bright colors are encouraged,” the notice reads.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking contributions in Laney’s honor be made to the Four Diamonds Fund, which benefits children with pediatric cancer treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

+tell me you don't tear up reading this;  +taylor swift;  +fearlesspeaknow;  



Sam and my thoughts;

I think it’s a shame that people are talking about her and being all sad now. It’s too late, she’s gone. Now that may sound inconsiderate or rude to some but it’s true. People don’t care until you’re gone….whether they think you’re serious or not….to someone who is suicidal they don’t usually joke around and if they do it’s so they don’t freak anyone out but in their mind and to them they know how serious they really are. 

I didn’t know Sam, but through her posts and what I’ve read about her home life and how Christmas has been sucked out of her life, I feel like I know her. I don’t think you need to know a person to realize how broken they are….how broken their life is. I wish I had known Sam….I would message her every day to see how she was doing but now it’s too late. 

It is too late and there’s nothing we can do to bring her back but we can make sure that it doesn’t happen again. If you know someone who has joked or even seriously talked to you about suicide, take it as a serious implication that they’re reaching out for help and they’re just hoping (praying even) that someone listens and someone takes them serious enough to be there for them and let them know that they aren’t alone. 

This world is cruel enough as it is and as Taylor Swift fans we need to stick together and be there for each other and help each other when the time is needed. This goes out to my followers and I’ve said this many of times. YOU are important and that life you’re living now is not how your life will be forever but you need to stick around long enough to see what your life will become and how great it will be. 

And to Sam I know you aren’t reading this because I know you’re in a better place but you are loved and you won’t be forgotten. Your life and the story you told will live on forever in our hearts. You seemed like a sweet girl and you seemed like you had a wonderful blog. Taylor would have been so proud of you to know the story you told and the good things you did in your life. I’m sorry I didn’t get to know you sooner. 

You are forever in our hearts babygirl, may you NEVER forget the essence of your spark. 

+tayroarswift;  +taylor swift;  



In light of RED being nominated for Album of the year

I decided to list my favorite songs from the album as of now. With the album have being out for awhile, I thought I’d give my opinions. Plus I’m bored. :)

  1. Treacherous: I didn’t like it at first. Along with Sad, Beautiful Tragic I didn’t think it went anywhere musically or melodically, but when I all of a sudden was able to relate to it it changed. Out of the other songs about to be listed it’s my least favorite but it’s still a favorite of mine on the album. 
  2. All Too Well: This is a given. Honestly. It’s a given within the Taylor Swift fandom. For me, this is her best song to date….from any album, any single, any song. It’s lyrically beautiful and raw. Melodically, vocally the song goes somewhere. It has a beginning, middle and an end. Best song on the entire album. 
  3. 22: I think it’s obvious. I’m 22 (23 in January) and this song has been kinda the anthem of my year. So much has happened to me whilst being 22 and I think the song is perfect for being 22! 
  4. Red: It’s just a fun song and the metaphors and similes are just flawless. It describes love and everything that Taylor has associated with the color red to a T. I love jamming to this song in my car on my way to work! 
  5. The Lucky One: It’s a song that isn’t about a boy. Honestly, those are my favorite types of Taylor songs. Most people think it’s about Taylor herself and that’s true, it most likely is underneath the main message of the song, which relates to any star in the industry. The lyrics are perfect and again vocally it goes somewhere. Has substance to the song. 
  6. Finally, Begin Again. It was one of my favorites from the very beginning. It’s completely underrated. It’s a beautiful song and it’s the only song on the album that has that country vibe. Great way to end the album as well as it helps bridge that gap to the new song in a completely different way. Kinda saying I watched it Begin Again into the new album, eh? ;)
+taylor swift;  +red;  +grammys;