It's safe to say 2023 was Taylor Swift's year — and she's not slowing down anytime soon.
After going on her Eras tour, releasing the concert movie and dropping 1989 (Taylor's Version) and Speak Now (Taylor's Version), the pop star, is on top of the world.
“I’ve been raised up and down the flagpole of public opinion so many times in the last 20 years,” the star told Time magazine. “I’ve been given a tiara, then had it taken away.”
"It feels like the breakthrough moment of my career, happening at 33,” the singer, who turned 34 on December 13, noted. “And for the first time in my life, I was mentally tough enough to take what comes with that.”
The blonde beauty, who is dating Travis Kelce, is not only fueled creatively, but she's thrilled to be back with her fans singing along to "Love Story" and "Cruel Summer" during her concerts.
"This is the proudest and happiest I’ve ever felt, and the most creatively fulfilled and free I’ve ever been,” Swift shared.
Prior to embarking all over the U.S., the Grammy winner made sure to get into great shape.
“I knew this tour was harder than anything I’d ever done before by a long shot,” she said.
“Every day I would run on the treadmill, singing the entire set list out loud,” she added. “Fast for fast songs, and a jog or a fast walk for slow songs. Then I had three months of dance training, because I wanted to get it in my bones. I wanted to be so over-rehearsed that I could be silly with the fans, and not lose my train of thought. I wanted to play a show that was longer than they ever thought it would be, because that makes me feel good leaving the stadium.”
Though Swift is one of the most popular people in the world at the moment, she bluntly stated: “Nothing is permanent."
“So I’m very careful to be grateful every second that I get to be doing this at this level, because I’ve had it taken away from me before. There is one thing I’ve learned: My response to anything that happens, good or bad, is to keep making things. Keep making art," she said.