This weekend I saw two things that have really stayed with me as the new week begins. The first was the above quote from a new-to-me blog liisforlovely. It’s a quote from the book Eat, Pray, Love, which I’ve been wanting to read for some time now. I really believe and agree with the quote, because I’ve felt it happen in my life.
The second thing, which I’m kind of embarrassed to admit, was the above performance by Taylor Swift. The embarrassment comes in because I’m not a popular country music fan, and I’ve judged Taylor as just a fluffy teen sensation, what with her constant head flips while performing. I was napping with the TV on, and while I slept some country music awards show came on. I woke up just when Taylor went on and with the above quote in my head still I felt this song held extra meaning from the moment she said “I believe in whatever you do”. The song, to me, captures that feeling of the above quote and how when you are around these types of people you can conquer the world. I have a copy of Taylor’s album on my ipod and if I’d heard that song before it had not left an impression. I think it was timing with the quote that finally got my attention.
Also, there is just something about Taylor that I really envy, and that is in the way she carries herself. It’s an unapologetic boldness and confidence that I desperately wish I had. I don’t have it now, or even when I was at her young age (I’m 32 now and she’s what? 19). And not to say that she really is bold and confident, or that she doesn’t have her own hang-ups, but she just has this presence to me that feels like a complete comfort in her own body. That has always been one of those things that I have striven for. I’ve made leaps and bounds since high school, but at this rate I probably won’t be fully confident and comfortable in my own skin until I’m an old lady. That’s fine with me though, because I fully plan on rocking it, even then.