So a lot of people are talking about the Grammys last night. I didn’t watch the whole thing only bits and pieces. I did happen to catch Demi Lovato’s performance of Lionel Richie’s, “Hello,” and Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. Let’s talk about Demi first! I’ve been fortunate enough to see her perform in concert two times, the first time was at Niagara Falls on New Years eve and the second time was in New York City in Times Square again on New Years eve. Both performances were awesome and girl can siiiinnngg! I really admire her because she is so open about her life and doesn’t apologize for it. She is doing so much good for people who have mental illness and has launched a mental health awareness campaign called, “Be Vocal:Speak Up for Mental Health.” She’s battled bulimia, self-harming, self-medicating and bi-polar disorder. I think she’s an amazing person for being so up-front about her struggles unlike so many other celebrities who wear the mask of perfection.
So, onto Taylor Swift. After everything that has happened between her and a certain rapper who thinks he’s more important than he actually is, I will say it’s about time. He had it coming. Anyone who thinks it’s o.k. to have THOSE lyrics in a song is way off base. I think Taylor’s speech was spot on, it was classy and well spoken. She didn’t say any names but it was obvious who she was speaking about and I admire her for not getting in on the mud-slinging. Is she my favourite artist? No. Do I like some of her songs-of course (Love Story was our 1st dance at our wedding:) She was extremely inspirational for ALL women last night, every single one of us when she said, “There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments…but if you just focus on the work and don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there…” YES. It doesn’t matter that those accomplishments are far from winning a Grammy or are something that you’re not famous for-I think the entire speech added up to, IT’S ALL YOU and THOSE WHO LOVE YOU that matter. So say good-bye to those who don’t have your best interest at heart or those who think they are responsible for what you’ve done with your life-it’s been you and those who love you who have made you who you are today. Those who have supported you, the ones who have believed in you and the ones who have said from the beginning that, “You can do this!” Not some idiot who steals the mic from you on-stage while you’re accepting a well deserved award for YOUR talents and HARD WORK. Remember that and it will serve you well.