I was listening to a playlist on Spotify which shuffled to a song that reminded me of my childhood; it inspired me to write a post on my high school idol. So here it is. What was the song you ask? Well it was Born this Way by the wonderful Lady Gaga. Yes, Lady Gaga was my idol. She is such a great songwriter, basically every single song of hers I know off by heart. I love and will always love her music (I do prefer rock music but Gaga is such a guilty pleasure.) Not only do I love her music but the real person behind the scene; she is an inspiration. The younger 13 year old me was loving how Lady Gaga was being her quirky, different self. Standing out in the music industry; you know she was Born this way. 😉

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I just knew back when I heard her songs for the first time in 2010 that she was someone I could look up too in my life. I’ve had problems with understanding who I was meant to be growing up. From being so outgoing through a tomboy stage climbing trees, playing Yu-Gi-Oh! and football with the boys, to being that typical teenage girl wearing makeup 3 shades darker than my skin tone simply wanting to fit in with everyone in school. But why? What was so great about being a sheep? Nothing I tell you. I just felt lost like I was someone else. Reading magazine articles about Lady Gaga, seeing her videos on the TV screen she was always in these quirky outfits; with her head held high not caring about the haters; who wouldn’t admire that trait! I envied her for that.

Self-discovery

The journey through my self-discovery was long and I’m sure there will be more difficult choices ahead but right now I have accepted who I was meant to be from the start. A vegan environmentalist with crazy hair colour and with a love for animals and humanity. I’m now on the right track baby! I was born this way (pfft totally not lyric dropping here) I just believe that having no regrets and simply loving yourself for who you are, you’ll be set in life.

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Although Lady Gaga isn’t vegan; she is still one of my idols because she has owned who she is. She is an incredible ambassador for self-esteem. She writes excellent music, especially her new album Joanne. It’s like she has stripped back to connect with her fans as Stefani not Lady Gaga. With so many personal songs that have such deep meaning to her. Like the song Million Reasons, it resonated so much with me as soon as I heard it. She had written it about how everyone gave her a million reasons to let go but her monsters gave her a million to stay.

I do believe that I was giving myself a ‘million reasons’ to let go but with the right people around me and following the things I wanted to follow I then had a ‘million’ to stay. Gaga has always been the woman I looked up to throughout my teenage years & I do know that she will continue to be through my adult life as well. Everything she has gone through in her past and yet she still is successful nothing stopped her achieving great things; you can do the same. Definitely a role model for young girls (anyone in fact) struggling with accepting who they are or in a rut not knowing who they are. Always remember to be yourself no matter what; you were born to survive! Fly your freak flag high!

 

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  1. January 30, 2017 / 5:14 PM

    Hi! I loved this post and I totally agree with you! I remember when I was really young like, 8 or 9 Lady Gaga was always in the news for some strange outfit or one of her new songs. I used to think that she was a bit weird but now I realise that actually she’s just different and wants to show it and I think that there should be more people like her in the media. People who aren’t afraid of being a black sheep.❤️

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    • January 30, 2017 / 5:19 PM

      Aw bless, yeah I agree there should be more people like her in media! xx

  2. January 30, 2017 / 5:15 PM

    I totally feel you! I was (and still am) a massive fan of Lady Gaga too! I love how committed she is in what she believes and how amazing are all her songs, clips and creations. Her love of herself is something that particularly appeals to me. When i was doubting myself, listening to hers songs would make me feel better right away! xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

    • January 30, 2017 / 5:18 PM

      She really is an inspiration isn’t she! xx

  3. January 30, 2017 / 5:20 PM

    Born This Way really is a perfect song — life is just so much more worth living if you’re living it authentically! I’m a big believer in letting your freak flag fly, and I’m glad it’s brought so many positive things to your life to embrace who you are!!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • January 30, 2017 / 5:22 PM

      It so is! And I’m glad you agree with me on that; being yourself is simply the best way to live life; hope you are well Love Leigh x

  4. January 30, 2017 / 5:21 PM

    This is such a great idea for a post! And Lady Gaga is amazing she’s so inspiring and so talented 💖

  5. January 30, 2017 / 5:22 PM

    Hi, I look me the way you have linked your journey of self discovery to I was born this way. I also love her songs, Chloe https://pinkiebag.com #TeacupClub

  6. February 2, 2017 / 5:17 PM

    Aw that’s so nice ~ it’s lovely to have someone to look up to that have contributed so much to your life, even know you do not know them personally. I’ve always loved Gaga’s music new or old but will always adore my Fame Monster album the most <3 xx

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  7. February 2, 2017 / 5:23 PM

    Great post, it is so good to have idols. I love Lady Gaga as well, I can’t think of university without singing Lady Gaga!

    xx

  8. Charlotte
    February 2, 2017 / 5:32 PM

    Love this post! She’s such a great role model, there should definitely be more people in the media flying the freak flag and teaching people to embrace their quirks. Thanks for sharing a great post!xx
    Charlotte
    theassortedwriter.blogspot.co.uk

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