So today marks the birthdays of two people who are very special to me: Amy Lee and Taylor Swift. Both of you are such amazing influences, you are talented artists and beautiful people and I'm always glad the media has powerful girls like you.
Firstly, to Amy, happy 33rd birthday!! I used to idolize you in 9th grade; you were my first and favourite rock queen. You inspired me to start drawing again in 8th grade, your lyrics always had such gorgeous imagery that made me want to draw and write again. I was starting to go through a really dark and confusing time, and though I ended up needing My Chemical Romance to get me through most of the last couple years, that doesn't negate how much Evanescence meant to me and how much I still love you. And as much as I'm craving a new Evanescence record, I also totally dig the Aftermath record you did and I'm so excited about you being a mom. Holy shit! You're a mom! The pics you post with your son always make my day, you're gonna do so great with Jack and I'm unbelievably happy for you. I can't believe how much you've grown up, I remember hearing you since the early 2000s and I've always been in love, I can't wait to see what this year brings for you.
And now, to Taylor - holy shit, you're 25, girl! I've watched you grow up over the last five or six years that I've been a fan and you've come so far, but I've never seen anything like how much you changed in the last 2 years and I'm so proud to have stood by you this whole time. I'm so glad you're happy now. I'm so inspired by your drive to make art, your belief in selling yourself for all you're worth, the sass you deliver to those who try to belittle you and the way you remain so unfailingly kind and welcoming to your fans all the time. You slayed the music industry, even everyone who didn't used to like you has got to admit now that you are a queen. 1989 is raw, and new, it's so far from anything I ever expected you to do and I love it so much. Two years ago, Red came out and "The Moment I Knew" broke my heart, all I wanted was for you to have the happy birthday you deserved. And this year, we all got to watch you perform last night, surrounded by friends and fans as you turned 25, and I'm so fucking happy for you. Keep rocking bby, I love you so much.
So here's to 2015, and hoping you two love it.
Listening to: The Open Door