"You are not somebody else’s opinion of you. You are not damaged goods just because you’ve made a few mistakes in your life. You are not going nowhere just because you haven’t gotten where you want to go yet. On the other hand, you are wiser from mistakes you have made, you are brave because you were bold enough to put yourself in a position to take risks and make mistakes. And you are someone who’s walked through a bunch of rainstorms and kept putting one foot in front of the other. I think I keep learning every day, but after learning for 25 years, the one thing I do know, is that pain does make you a stronger person and I do know that walking through a bunch of rainstorms and continuing to put one foot in front of the other makes you clean.” -Taylor Swift 1989 Tour Arlington, TX 10-17-15
You will have to excuse me because I am still currently coming off of could nine. It is not easy, people. Last night I was given the best concert EVER by the great Lord above. I have always been a huge Taylor Swift fan. Ever since her small country days I have liked her and seen the meaning in her music. Last October when 1989 came out I fell in love. I am by no means her number one obsessed fan, but y'all I do love her a lot. I was lucky enough to see her perform last night with 60,000 of my closest friend and it was the best thing ever.
Side note: today at church we talked about worshiping false Gods. T-swift is not a God to me. She is very cool and she is my favorite musician/celebrity/everything, but I am not worshipping her, I promise. I just really love her!
I bought these tickets almost a year ago and I have listened to her pop music since it come out last October, constantly. It honestly never gets old. I have been looking forward to this moment and it was well worth the wait. She put on such an incredible show it blew my mind. So creative and so Taylor Swift. Everything she does has such a deep meaning and I love it. The costume changes, her sass, her confidence, her strut, the moving stage, the glow brackets that blink different colors when Taylor comes out and at different times as she sings, her music old and new, her surprise guest Ellie Goulding who sang "Love Me Like You Do" with Taylor, and just all of the above made it a night I will always remember.
I took so many videos and so many pictures, I can't stop looking at them. Taylor will probably tell you that 1989 was the album of a lifetime. It had done amazing things on the charts and it has been constantly evolving into something else. That is what makes Taylor one of the best artist today. I can't imagine how she feels with the tour almost being over. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next... It is going to be amazing!
I am just so thankful that I got to see her live and in person. Y'all I was in the same room as her!!! I got to watch her art at work right in front of my eyes. It was incredible! I can't really explain it, but goodness it was so cool.
The quote at the top of this post is one of many inspirational things Taylor said to us during her show. I love the first part the most.
""You are not somebody else’s opinion of you."
This is so true. I often struggle with this. Trying to please everyone and worrying WAY to much about what others think. It sometimes gets to the point where it consumes me. God made me. I am a special person and I have one life to live and I should live it how I want. Taylor Swift created 1989 and faced a lot of judgment. She switched from Country to Pop basically overnight. She was scared and I am sure had doubts. But she stuck to her gut, didn't let others get to her, and she simply remained herself. Look how well that paid off. It honestly amazes me! It was so empowering!
You may think I am a crazed fan or weird for enjoying it so much, but I honestly got more out of it than some good memories and music. The 1989 tour was special and it taught every single person a huge lesson. It told Taylor's story and left all feeling thankful for themselves. That is the best thing EVER in my opinion. Taylor Swift, thank you. I appreciate you and your art more than you will ever know! I will always be thankful that I got to experience the 1989 world tour!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A student at Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!