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Taylor Swift’s 30 before 30

by: Natalie Gard

 

Taylor Swift is turning 30 this year, which seems weird, but she has been in the spotlight since her first self titled album in 2006. Taylor will be on the cover of the April issue of Elle Magazine with a full story on “30 Things I’ve Learned Before 30.” She’s been promotiong the magazine on Instagram and on one of the shoots photos she wrote, “According to my birth certificate, I turn 30 this year. It’s weird because part of me still feels 18 and part of me feels 283, but the actual, factual age I currently am is 29. I’ve heard people say that your 30’s are ‘the most fun!’ so I’ll definitely keep you posted on my findings on that when I know. But until then, I thought I’d share some lessons I’ve learned before reaching 30 with @elleusa, because it’s 2019 and sharing is caring.😺 Check in with @elleusa for the piece, posting tomorrow.” Swifties have also been patrolling her Instagram page waiting for a seventh album and speculation is she might drop it 03.30 for her 30th birthday.

Here are some of the things she revealed in her Elle Magazine interview.

There’s a Reason Why She Turned Off Her Instagram Comments. Haters are actually gonna hate and she doesn’t need or want to read the negativity.

“Be like a Snake—Only Bite If Someone Steps On You.” A reference to her Reputation video maybe? Taylor advises, “Grow a backbone, trust your gut, and know when to strike back.”

She Was “Terrified” to Go on Tour Because of Safety Concerns. After the Manchester bombing and the shooting in Vegas touring was a major scare for her, but her fans are what keeps her on tour.

She Let the Opinions of Others Influence Her Relationship Choices. “Whether it was the general internet consensus of who would be right for me, or what they thought was ‘couples goals’ based on a picture I posted on Instagram. That stuff isn’t real,” Taylor says. “For an approval seeker like me, it was an important lesson for me to learn to have my OWN value system of what I actually want.”

Not All Friendships Are Meant to Last Forever. Which is a difficult concept to grasp. “Something about ‘we’re in our young twenties!’ hurls people together into groups that can feel like your chosen family, and maybe they will be for the rest of your life. Or maybe they’ll just be your comrades for an important phase, but not forever. It’s sad but sometimes when you grow, you outgrow relationships. You may leave behind friendships along the way, but you’ll always keep the memories.”

She’s Found Happiness and Musical Inspiration: Taylor shuts down the misconception that artists have to be “miserable” in order to create “good art.She stated, “I’m really grateful to have learned this isn’t true. Finding happiness and inspiration at the same time has been really cool.”

She’s Learned to Laugh at Her Bullies. “I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh.” Taylor notes that she also learned that she has “friends and fans in my life who don’t care if I’m #canceled.” But, she’ll never forget the ones who stuck by her through the worst of times.

 

Taylor Swift’s Elle Magazine April Cover will hit stands March 26th

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