I've never been one of those girls who applies music quotes to every aspect of her life. I actually came to the realization one day recently that none of Taylor Swift's love songs apply to me whatsoever. Mainly because they always end poorly. Yet I'm still totally obsessed with her.
This is the one quote that has stuck with me for a couple of years now. The rest of the song doesn't really apply, but this one line couldn't be more true. I've gone through a lot of situations during my years in the "real world" where I needed to just put this song on repeat. I can't tell you how hard it has been for me achieve the successes that I have without gaining "enemies" or losing friends. Why can't people just be happy for others?
In my professional life, it has been really hard for me to climb the ladder as a young woman in an industry of older men. Men who think that it is literally impossible for a woman to be as good as them at a job. But guess what? I did it guys. Just don't give up, don't let anyone's gossip or their rude remarks bring you down. Just be the best you can be and prove them wrong. So wrong that they have to like you because you will become better at their jobs than they are.
In my personal life, I have legitimately lost multiple friendships because they couldn't handle that I was achieving my own goals and they weren't. I'm not saying that in an egotistical way at all. It's fact. And it sucks. True friends should be happy for your success, not throw rocks at you. I would never consider myself better than any of my friends. I would never look down on them for what they have or haven't achieved. We are all on different paths and I totally understand that.
So lets just be happy for each other, no matter what. Okay?