This post is the first of a series of posts in which I will dedicate a post to the stars in which I admire and have changed my life in some way. This “change my life” phrase might sound all dramatic at first but that is how it is. Although the frequency of this “change” would vary from person to person, Taylor Swift comes first because she has affected me the longest.
First off, I can safely say that in my early years of admiring Taylor Swift, I was obsessed. I discovered her in 8th grade, and immediately I was in love. I could sing along to each and every one of her songs and I still can if I feel like it. I mean, she was pretty and she had these songs that actually said something that teenage girls care about. She was the thing to me. It was like, she was speaking directly to me in some of her songs. It was a most mysterious experience.
Even now, three years from the initial exposure to Ms. Swift, I still admire her and call myself her number 1 fan. Truth be told, I have never remained dedicated to any one artist for so long. Before I found Taylor Swift, it was mainly come and go with artist. Never have I remained so admiring of any artist for so long. It would be a dream to meet Taylor Swift and talk to her for even five minutes. To meet her would make one of my ultimate life experiences.
How has Taylor Swift made such a big contribution to me that I would dedicate a blog post to her? Well, I guess the first reason is that she had a lot of good popular songs that I really enjoy listening to. I know that singers like Beyonce and Rihanna are really amazing singers, but I still like Taylor Swift the best because she deals with songs that I can actually relate to. I guess that this trait in her songs are most attractive to me. I have practiced each and every song on my violin until I got them all. Although I can't play any of those songs as well as I used to, that was my dedication to my idol. Another thing is that Taylor Swift is a good conservative role model to follow. She has never sworn in public, nor has she had any nasty rumors floating around her head. Ms. Swift is one of those people who isn't bloated out like some other stars.
An example of a way that one of her songs has influenced me is “Speak Now”. This song has taught me that if I don't say what I need to, a big chance in my life might just slip away before my eyes. This song really taught me to stand up for what I believe in. Although this trait may give me some trouble later on in life, I want to keep this trait because without it, I will not look at myself in the same esteem that I used to. Saying directly what is on my mind has become sort of a habit that I intend to keep.
Another thing that I admire about Ms. Swift is that when she was in high school, she managed to pull off straight A's even when she started recording music. I know for a fact that getting A's in high school is very hard, especially when someone has all those extracurricular things going along with them. Being intelligent is a must have for me to admire them. There are a lot of stars (female) that I look up to because they manage to not lose control in public.
My admiration has been great the last couple of years. She is the type of girl that my parents want and who I hope that I can be. She's only 21 (as of today) and she is already so successful in the career that she has chosen. Although being a popular singer has its own downsides, people still admire her for who she is, not who she pretends to be. The way that I choose stars are simple: they have to be who they are, they can't pretend to be some glamorous star that they are not.
I hoped that you liked reading this post!
NOTE:In later posts I will cover male stars, but for the moment, I'm doing female.