This is our band’s 10th year playing as a band. That’s right, we were like fetuses when we first played together. And I have not grown an inch. But really, the last ten years have been absolutely insane, a lot of ups, a lot of downs but that’s just life not so much about being a band. I’m sure you know that too, you know, something that I have to continue to learn all the time is that in the morning, when you wake up, you have a decision to make. And that’s if you want to press on and smile and think positive or just kinda wallow around in self pity. And I just really want to emphasize that it is a choice. While we were writing this new album 2 years ago, we had this song that kind of came up out of no where and I realized I was making a lot of those choices. So I want you to know that if you leave with anything, remembering anything, please remember this. No matter how hazy or foggy the future looks, no matter how high up the wall is in front, when you wake up in the morning please decide to put one foot in front of the other and walk that wall down. You will do it! The best part about is that, from my experience is that what is on the other side is always worth the wait and the effort.
Hayley Williams, Monumentour, July 26 (via boidurie)
Dear future child
If it’s 3am and you find yourself in a world of complete despair
Please do not turn to strangers on the internet for solace as I did
Please climb onto my bed
And I will hold you until the demons sleep
If it is Thursday morning and you are too sad to move
I won’t force you
I will buy ice cream and we will watch your favourite tv show and I will remind you of your importance
If you feel as if you have no purpose
I will remind you that you were created entirely with love and every pain you feel, I feel too
When you’re sure you can’t go on anymore
I will tell you that when I was 21 I searched for peace at the bottom of a vodka bottle chased by a bottle of pain killers
But that five years later
When you were placed in my arms in the delivery room
I realised that you were why I had been holding on
Without realising it, you saved me, do you know how amazing that is?
So if you ever feel like grabbing that vodka bottle, put it down, we will get in the car and I will drive until the sky turns magenta
I will show you how the sun rises every morning to encourage you to rise too
Sweetheart I refuse to be unaware of your sufferings
As my mother was to mine.
Your mental health is my priority. (via be-fearless-brave-and-kind)