Hello everyone!!!, and welcome to my first article here on We Heart It, I am so excited for this update, and I am so excited to be writing this today. It took me some time to decide on what to write my first article about, but then it came to me, the perfect idea. We Heart It is all about expressing yourself, and expressing what you love and what inspires you through beautiful images, so I decided to write my first article about someone who inspires me each and everyday, and someone who means the absolute world to me, and that wonderful person is Ariana Grande.

Ariana has been in my life for quite some time now, and i'm so so grateful and appreciative that she came into my life. I can still remember the very first time I came across this beautiful angle. It was four years ago, during my second to last year of high school. I was having some trouble with my friends, my closest friend had to move away to a different school, and I wasn't very close with my other friends in school. However, by the end of the last school year, I could feel myself and my friends slowly drifting apart, including my closest friend. By this time, I came to the realisation that we most likely weren't going to keep in touch once we had finished school. At the time, I found this very emotional and I was worried for my future and I was scared I wouldn't make any new friends.

"Lets just go back to the way it was"

However, what I didn't know was that evening everything was about to change for me, and that this sadness would lead to something much more beautiful.

Once I got home from school that day, I decided to listen to some music on YouTube, because music always helps me feel better. I was scrolling through the different songs, when I came across a song I had never heard of before, it was called "Honeymoon Avenue". I decided to click on the song, but what I didn't know was that action I was about to do, meant I was seconds away from my life changing.

Listening to Ariana's voice for the first time was such a special moment for me, and one I will cherish in my heart forever. I instantly fell in love with the song Honeymoon Avenue, it was so beautiful, I could understand every lyric, and I felt the song matched perfectly for what I was going through at the time. I felt like I had been lead from the darkness to the light, after listening to this beautiful song a few times I had already began to feel better. This was the start of something new.

"The hard times are golden, cuz they all lead to better days".

Over the next few weeks I began to discover more of Ariana's beautiful music, each song was just perfect, and before I knew it, I bought both of Ariana's albums "Yours Truly" and most recently at the time "My Everything". I also discovered her Christmas EP "Christmas Kisses" and some of her unreleased songs. Before long I knew the words to all of her songs, and they bought me so much happiness just being able to here her beautiful voice, and to sing and dance along to them. Before then, I really didn't know such happiness could exist. I noticed myself changing, I was smiling more, and I was a lot more positive about everything, I was just the happiest I had ever been.

Over the next few years I continued to listen to Ariana's beautiful music, including her latest release "Dangerous Woman" which I absolutely adore. I also began to learn more about Ariana as a person.

This part of the article is where Ariana truly inspires me. I came to learn that not only does Ariana use her platform to share her beautiful music and talent or to share what she loves doing, but she also uses it for so many other important things in life. Ariana always talks about how important it is to spread love, positivity and light to those around you, no matter there gender, race or sexuality, and that happiness is so important and love will always win. Ariana also has such a beautiful heart, and is so kind and caring to everyone, and she generally loves you. I think this is such an important message, she is such an inspiration to me, and is someone I will forever look up to, I am so proud to call her my idol.

"If we give a little love maybe we can change the world"

Because of Ariana, she inspires me to do what I do on We Heart It, and that is to share lovely images that are inspired by her, and contain beauty and happiness, as well as build a collection of images for myself and users of We Heart It to look through to inspire, put a smile on their face and lighten up their day.

I know that i'm not the only one that has been inspired by Ariana. Over these past 4 years I have met so many incredible Arianators, who are all so so sweet and kind, I love you all so so so much and you are all a family to me. Without Ariana in my life I would have never known so much love could exist, and without Ariana I would have never been able to make the beautiful collections I do on We Heart It, and without We Heart It I would't be able to make inspirational collections, articles or friends.

To this day I am the happiest I could ever be, and i'm so thankful to have Ariana in my life, I love you so much.

"You Are My Everything"

Thank you to everyone for reading my first article about my biggest inspiration Ariana Grande, it means so much to me, I love you so much.

-Emz