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This blog serves as an entrance into my soul. Here, you will find my everyday thoughts, fears, aspirations, and loves.

Hi taylorswift!

I want to start by thanking you.  You are an inspiration to so many people, not only through your music and talent, but also with the way you hold yourself. With all of the fame you have acquired, you are still grounded and care about your fans. That means a lot to someone like me, who has loved you since the beginning.

The first song I heard of yours was “Our Song”, and I immediately fell in love. From then on, I was attached to your music. I started out just listening to your music for fun. But then I entered high school. I was bullied almost every day, and my life was made hell by some of the people I thought were my closest friends. Instead of breaking down, I would listen to your music. The entire Fearless album got me through my freshman and sophomore years.

I knew I was gay in the middle of my high school career. Life became really hard, as I felt so alone in a world surrounded by people who loved me. I didn’t know who I could tell or who would still love me if I did tell them. I would feel so hopeless at times, I would lay in my bed and just cry. I would take my iPod and put your music on shuffle. Your songs were what got me through and prevented the darkness from taking control. You saved my life.

The personal touches in each and every song were what helped so much. I could relate to every word you put in each song on Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, and, now, Red. The heartbreak, the happiness, the crushes, the good times, the bad times…every song incorporated something I could apply to my own life and help me realize that everything was going to be okay.

When Red came out, I was in my first year of college. I grew up past the afraid little freshman that needed “Fifteen” to give him courage. I was now a confident young man who embraced his sexuality and was bigger than the bullies that threatened him. And it was all because of you. I began to realize that I couldn’t be afraid. I wouldn’t let them win. I was my own person, I was special, and I had to be fearless and speak now.

Red and 1989 just reconfirmed these feelings. With songs like “22” and “Shake It Off”, I realized being carefree can be my biggest asset. Life was confusing. But we had to tackle it head-on or risk losing it all. That is why I now have a tattoo that says “fearless” on my left foot. It’s a daily reminder to not be afraid to let myself create my own happiness, and not define my happiness by a significant other.

I love you, Taylor. I always have, I always will. You have a special place in my heart, for you helped save my life. It is my goal to someday meet you, give you a hug, and thank you in person for all you have done for me. I will wait for that day. But, for now, know that you are a beautiful person, inside and out, and your music has had huge impacts on peoples’ lives. Thank you. For being you. For being fearless. For speaking now. For living in red. For partying like it’s 1989. For everything.

Love,

Alec Branch

theoriginalhbic:

still waiting to figure out why Zoe’s vagina killed people in AHS coven 

If taylorswift doesn’t sing any new songs tomorrow, I will be massively disappointed. PLEASE GIVE US EVEN JUST ONE TAYLOR. WE LOVE YOU.

thecutestofthecute:

In honor of Autumn coming soon, here are some happy dogs that love the fall weather are aren’t afraid to show it. Have a great day everyone.

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fear13less:

theyankeecandle:

fear13less:

stuff is going to go down next week…

@fear13less hey hey hey, stuff IS going down….stay tuned…

Oh my god the official yankee candle tumblr rebloggled me and followed me !!!

IT SOUNDS LIKE WE ARE GETTING A NEW SONG NEXT WEEK

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thatswiftblog:

I’M HAVING A GIVEAWAY!!!!

so were all really really excited about the release of Taylors 5th album 1989 (like really excited) and to celebrate im going to be giving away a few copies of the album when its released! (please excuse my attempt at a graphic)

There are going to be 5 winners total chosen at random

FIRST TWO WINNERS WILL RECEIVE ONE OF THE MERCH PACKAGES ABOVE

package includes the album and one of the two shirts that you can choose from. shirt ships right away and the album ships on release :)

if you’re from the US then i will ship it straight to you from the website, if international then i apologize but it will take a little bit longer to get to you because i have to ship it to myself first then to you

THE OTHER THREE WINNERS WILL GET A DIGITAL OR PHYSICAL COPY OF THE ALBUM 

there are a few options here, you can either get a digital copy of the standard version of 1989 gifted to you as soon as its released on itunes or whatever format you use, or you can get a deluxe physical copy but i wont be able to ship it until the day of release

if international then it has to be the deluxe physical copy because I can not gift things on itunes internationally

***RULES***

  • just reblog this post, you can reblog as much as you want, but i wont count likes and no giveaway blogs please!
  • Winners will be chosen randomly
  • i will ship internationally, see above for details 
  • you do have to give me your address so i can ship it to you :)
  • I’m going to order the merch packages in two weeks on October 2nd and the winners of those will be contacted, the 2nd prize winners will have an extra week to reblog and will be chosen October 9th
  • Finally, you do have to be following me to win :)

THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!!

fckthestate:

lotrlockedwhovian:

baby-dahlia:

Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.

This is important.

things that are important to differentiate

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xloveswift:

Watch people be disappointed when Bad Blood isnt released next Monday because some random not reliable source said it would