And maybe what you went through was falling in love with someone or something that was bad for you, or you couldn’t win.
Or maybe what happened to you was you didn’t know where to go next, and felt confused about where you would’ve end. Or maybe you felt like you didn’t fit anywhere in any corner of the room.
Maybe you lost someone you never though you’ll lose. Or maybe you lost yourself, that’s the worst thing of all of them. I know that you’re going through more in your life, and so am I, and people are going to say things about us that are not true. And I just want you, in these moments, to look in the mirror and understand what you are and what you are not. You are not someone else’s opinion of you. You are not damaged goods just because you’ve made a few mistakes in your life. You are not going nowhere just because you haven’t arrived at your final destination yet. What you are, is wiser and stronger because you made mistakes.
What you are is brave for living your life in a daring way that would cause you to take the risks that it takes to make mistakes.
What you are, is someone who’s walked through a bunch of rainstorms but continues to put one foot in front of the other. And I think, in 25 years, I’m still learning every single day, but something that I do know is that pain actually does make you stronger. And walking through a bunch of rainstorms does not make you damaged.
If you keep on going, it actually makes you
Taylor’s intro to Clean (May 30 - Detroit, Michigan)