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Be Fearless And Speak Now.
These 5 words may seem quite innocent when looked at separately, but put them together and...
This is the motto that I try to live my life by. Never be so afraid of something that you won't try. Never panic about doing something so bad, that you never know how it could have been. Never cause regret because you didn’t tell somebody how you felt and now you'll never get the chance. Yep, those 5 words are actually a big challenge when you try to live by them. But what's life without challenge? A bit boring, I’d say.
These words are inspired by a 22-year-old woman, who has blonde hair, blue eyes, an inspiring attitude... oh and 100 awards because of her music. This girl is Taylor Swift. If you've never heard of her, youtube her. She is amazing.
This girl has become my role model, my inspiration... my everything. Yeah, you may just think, 'oh great, another crazed fan' but I’m not. Yes, I am a HUGE fan. Swifty forever and all that, but I owe her my life...
All the way through school, I was bullied. It started when I was 4 and it seemed different people took it in turns to pick on me, call me names, generally just make my life hell. By the time I turned 14, I had realised this wasn't normal, but felt powerless to stop it. After all, I agreed with them. After years of being called fat and ugly and stupid, is it any surprise that I believed them?
It was starting to get me really, seriously down. I lost my beautiful Aunty Judy in December 2007 to Bowel Cancer. I really needed my friends to be there for me, because I felt completely lost. Instead, my best friend reported me to my school for 'bullying' because my little sister (who is 5 inches taller than me... ) stood up for me when she said I was using the fact that my Aunty had died to be a b***h. I ended up suffering from depression, and self-harming and my doctors just told me to lose weight?! I was only a size 12-14 (UK).
It was when I was feeling my lowest when my older sister played us a song that her friend had heard whilst in America on holiday and absolutely loved. I fell in love with the voice, and the story telling and decided I had to find out more about this Taylor Swift. So that night, I sat at my computer for hours listening to all her different songs, feeling the emotions of them all. Some happy, some sad. Then I found 'A Place In This World'. It described my life. It was exactly how I felt. I thought no-one would ever understand, but this amazing girl was singing my life! After that I listened to that song every single day whenever I felt down, or whenever the bullying got too much. I don’t believe I would have coped if it hadn’t been for her.
Back to those 5 words. Be Fearless And Speak Now. I faced my fears. I was absolutely terrified and it took me 3 years, but I stood up to my 'best friend' and told her that she wasnt a good friend to me. I told the bullies where to go. I decided that my life is my own and I should live it as I see fit. So if I want to go around with my headphones in constantly listening to music, I will. If I want to wear something because I feel comfortable in it, even if it isn’t fashionable, I will. I can't honestly say that I think I'm pretty, or beautiful, or thin, or even clever. But I’m me. And at the end of the day, I don’t think I’d want to be anyone else.
Love Laurie
xo

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