Let's bring it back to 2007 for a minute. I was an awkward 7th grader from a small town in Connecticut who happened to stumble across the newest act in country music. I instantly fell in love, although she only had one album and two music videos out at the time. I listened and watched religiously, even though no one else had any idea (or interest in) who I was talking about. That act happened to be Taylor Swift.
After releasing her album, Fearless, in 2009, she said that "...being fearless does not mean you are completely unafraid. It does not mean you have no fears. Being fearless means living in spite of those fears and jumping anyway."