Taylor visiting the Taylor Swift Education Center
Taylor Swift interview on Jimmy Fallon - Tonight Show 8/13/14
……..but yes, all Taylor Swift does is date people, break up with them, and make money off of writing songs about them. You’re completely right. (x)
I’ve always been really passionate about volunteering. … I started volunteering when I was about 12 years old, and I didn’t really know I was volunteering at the time. That’s the cool part about volunteering — you don’t have to use any money. It doesn’t cost anything except your time.
I think I started volunteering when I was 12. Both my grandparents came down with cancer, so I spent every day over the course of probably six months in the hospital after school. I would bring my guitar to school and take it to the hospital after school and play music for them. I found that when I was playing music for my grandparents, it seemed like it distracted them from the pain for that three and a-half minutes. So I would start walking up and down the halls of the hospital and play for anybody in the oncology ward who wanted to hear music. I saw a lot of things and was touched because I played for people literally while they were getting their chemo.
There are so many distractions in the modern day. Maybe instead of sleeping an extra six hours that morning — sleeping until 4 p.m. — maybe go out and do something and help out. It seems like it’s little. It seems like it’s not making a huge difference, but if everybody comes together for something, it will be a big difference.
When I started volunteering, it was a life-changing experience because since then I’ve gone out of my way to accept concert offers from the Army, St. Jude’s and so many different societies. I used to play every year at this 9/11 summer camp — every kid there lost a parent in 9/11. There are so many different places that need help and so many different organizations that could use an extra pair of hands. Yeah, it definitely changed my life when I started volunteering because it’s easy to get stuck in your own little world. If you think that your day is hard, try living somebody else’s life. That’s what volunteering has done for me. It’s given me a better outlook on things.
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|—||Taylor Swift’s response to a fans ask for advice. (via logicallyoptimistic)|
Music is my shining light, my favorite thing in the world. T get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult! - Taylor Swift
|—||Taylor Swift | Candy Magazine May 2014 (via youcancallmetsweezy13)|
The thing that people always write about me, which is almost cliché, is ‘Just watch out— she’s going to write a song about that.’ As if writing a song isn’t special. As if I’m living my life [for material]. Yeah, like it’s a trick I do… It’s not simple to write a song. The hardest times in my life have produced the songs that have done the best… I’ve learned that I’m going to go through really high highs and really low lows. I don’t always pick the right people to trust. But I’m not going to stop trusting people.