spontaneously listening to them for the first time in ages

dear @taylorswift ,

(pre-note: prepare yourself for enough sap to drench a years-supply of waffles in. i love you.)

hi, buddy!! i’m jill, and this here is a picture of me from today, showing off the new bangs i spontaneously got yesterday. haven’t had them in a few years, but here they are. i’d like to say i was persuaded by the autumn-likeness of the red album that i always have on repeat this time of year, or maybe in honor of reputation coming out in less than a month (OMG) but that’s just speculation. anyway, let me tell you a little something.

i remember the number of years i was aged not even completely filling up two hands and listening to i’m only me when i’m with you for the first time. it was the first time i had ever heard you, it definitely wasn’t the last. currently, i’m in the middle of my freshman year of college, studying pre-nursing, just in case you were wondering at all. like everyone else, i’ve had my major hardships in life and personally, i have spent the better part of my early teenage years battling myself. but there was always a light that was constant in my life, and that was always you.

your music gave me endless universes to escape into and be free in. your music gave me excuses to dance, sing, and sprinkler-move my heart out. and you, you gave me a type of love i didn’t know it was possible to have with someone i didn’t know. you gave me love, joy, my longest lasting friendship, and you gave me a place to be myself, fully and unabashedly. for this, and for so many other things i can’t even put into words, i want to thank you.

thank you for always being that one person for me. thank you for letting me be myself when i’m with you. can’t wait to hear this album and see you again in indianapolis this tour, and i can’t wait to dance with you for the rest of my life!!!!

love you forever,
jill