alright, vacation for me is over. the past 12 months have been quite a life changing experience for me, I feel like I've grown into the person I was meant to be. if you don't know, we (5sos) have taken the past 3 and a half months off to really gather ourselves, and to find where we sit in amongst a normal(-ish) life. as you can imagine touring for 5 years straight can take a toll on you mentally and physically. and it's funny, because I even remember our own supporters were telling us that we needed to take a break, because you know us so well that you could literally see it on our faces. (and I do need to thank you all for being there for us throughout everything)
anyway, a LOT has changed for me; I'm genuinely happy (as you can tell by the photo), I've had the courage to come out publically about my relationship, I've tried to be the best son that I can be, I've discovered my passions for things in life, a lot of my health issues are getting fixed, and I even learnt to DRIVE (watch out for me) and all of this has made me realize that there's so much more to life than just waking up every day obliged and complacent in life about one thing or another, and really has taught me what is important to me in my life. as important as it is to follow your aspirations every single day, don't lose sight of what makes you happy; I think it's just as important to make a conscious effort to be intelligent, aware of your surroundings, and overall just a good person. I've made some incredible friends this year who I think will be my friends for a long time to come, and I'm honestly just excited to see what the rest of life (and this year) holds for me.
BASICALLY, all I'm saying is don't lose sight of what makes you tick, and never forget to feed your own happiness, whatever that is.
To every single one of the people who support 5sos, I absolutely cannot be more excited for the future. I really do think that our third album is going to be the best of anything we've done before.
again, to each and every person that's been apart of my journey; whether you support my band, you're IN my band, you're my friend, or even my parents: thank you. I love you all ❤️