When it comes to friends, Taylor says she surrounds herself with people who can relate to her life. "I have a lot of friends who do what I do. Either they're actresses or singers or things like that," she says. "But my best friend, Abigail, we met when I was 15. First day of school freshman year we sat next to each other in English. She wanted to be a swimmer and go off on a college scholarship for swimming and I wanted to be a singer. Now she's off at Kansas on a swimming scholarship and I'm singing." 

Her day-to-day life might be different than when she met Abigail freshman year, but Taylor says she tries to maintain a normal attitude. "Nothing in my life now, as far as activities and the way people perceive me when I walk into a restaurant, is normal," she says. "But it's better [than I imagined it would be]. I always dreamed about what it would be like if I would walk in somewhere and I didn't have to introduce myself to people, they already knew my songs. That's crazy and I love it so much. It's one of the most amazing things that's actually happened to me."


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