Wow, 2015 already! How did that happen? The last year has flown by and this year is already picking up an insane amount of speed that I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up with it! I learned so much in the last year that I could probably write a novel but I'll try and keep it to one thing so I don't overwhelm you and so, hopefully, if I get a chance to write another post for the YOU ARE blog that you'll want to read it!

One thing I have learned for sure is that relationships can really REALLY hurt. I'm not necessarily talking boy/girl relationships here – I'm talking family, friends, acquiantances etc! They can hurt to the point that sometimes you really just wonder if they're even worth it.

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Any one of these words can be used to describe me.

Not because I have a yellow streak down my back. Not because I walk around with a sword in my hand. Not because I am an adrenaline junkie or because I have hairy feet. I can be any of these because in every decision I make, in every situation I find myself in, I must choose which one I will be.

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What's your name? "Oh why hello there, I'm Tayler."

Every time you introduce yourself you say your name. You let them have something that they can identify you with. The next thing people generally want to know is "what do you do? Or what do you want to be?" This is another part of your identity. Another part of what makes you, you.

Everybody is given a name when they are born. A type of identity so others can recognise and call you. So you can be an individual. So you have a place in the world.

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Hi and welcome to our first YOU ARE blog. We are going to keep things fresh and new every month. We have a handful of women who are going to contribute to our blog line up so you will be inspired and challenged about everything GIRL; style, friendships, social media… etc. Our hope is that we encourage you on your way to finding the best version of yourself. Whether you are a teenager or a mum of a teenager thanks for joining us. To kick off our first blog I was inspired by a movie I saw last week. Enjoy. Vanessa x

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