November 4, 2014

New Weekly Mantra - Tay Swift

My old roommate Nisha is a Taylor Swift fanatic.

We'd have debates about her sweet persona, her hair changes, her award show speeches, and her music. (I always played the offensive, even though I enjoyed a good Taylor song)

And yet, living with Nisha for one year, slowly converted me into a super fan. Every time Swift released a new album, I vowed that this time I was going to outgrow her music. And then within a few days, I was nodding my head, tapping my toes, dancing around, or crying in my car? (Okay the crying is probably from her 2009 Fearless album. I was young, okay?)

1989 is her first pop album, and since I purchased it, I can't stop listening. I don't usually buy full albums anymore, as most are streamable online, but Swift doesn't abide to steaming services. With my album purchase, I received the digital booklet, also known as the album jacket that comes with physical CDs.

I read a quote from her foreword that really resonated with me. Enjoy!

"The debate over whether people can change is an interesting one for me to observe because it seems like all I ever do is change. All I ever do is learn from my mistakes so I don't make the same ones again. Then I make new ones. I know people can change because it happens to me little by little every day. Every day I wake up as someone slightly new. Isn't it wild and intriguing and beautiful to think that every day we are new?" 

 quote via Taylor Swift / image credit via we know the dj.