Taylor Swift feels more "liberated and free" than ever.
The 24-year-old singer isn't one to take a rest in her career and is set to release her fifth album, titled 1989, later this month. While she may be busy with her music, Taylor still makes time for something just as important - her happiness. "The last couple of years have been about defining life on my own terms," she told the 40th Anniversary issue of People magazine. "Being on my own, prioritising my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I'd try. It's really been a liberating and freeing time."
‘The last couple of years have been about defining life on my own terms’
Taylor's love life has been the focus of the press since she entered the limelight with her debut self-titled offering in 2006. She's previously dated the likes of Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and John Mayer, who is thought to be the inspiration behind her track Dear John.
The blonde beauty is currently single though, and is embracing this period in her life to get a feel for what she wants.
"I made the decision to spend time on my own and figure out who I am," she explained.
"When you take the other person out of the scenario and you're walking through life on your own, you end up figuring out what you actually like without anyone else's input."
As she enjoys the single life, Taylor has pals including Lena Dunham and Lorde to keep her company. There are also her cute cats, Meredith and Olivia Benson, who she often takes photos of and posts on Instagram.
"I'm not too worried about whether I meet someone," Taylor insisted. "I'm going to be happy either way."
For the cover of the publication, Taylor looks glamorous in a white blouse with a string of pearls between her teeth, resonant of Mia Farrow's cover in 1974 after she starred in The Great Gatsby as Daisy Buchanan.
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