michaelclifford: alright, vacation for me is over. the past 12 months has 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 ❤️

When Michael posted that on Instagram everyone broke down into tears including me and I didn’t really know why but I think I’ve just realized why. He finally has everything I’ve been wishing for him to have in life. He’s achieved happiness with himself, he’s gained confidence in himself, he’s obtained good health, he’s who he wants to be and he’s with someone that he loves that loves him and he’s surrounding himself with positive people that support him and love him and I’m just so overwhelmed by it. I don’t know if this goes for anyone else but it was just like a slap in the face that everything I’ve been saying I want for Michael in life, he finally has, and he’s realizing it and he’s so unbelievably kind and humble about it. He’s stayed grounded and he’s stayed the incredibly positive person I’ve known him to be and he deserves everything that he has. He finally has what he deserves in life and I am so incredibly happy for him. Congratulations Michael. I love you.

Michaelclifford: alright, vacation for me is over. the past 12 months has 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 ❤️

imagine you and roommate!luke (who is also artstudent!luke gahh) are basically bffs and tell each other everything but the last few days he’s been a little distant, and instead of wanting to talk to you the second you’re home he’s just constantly closed off (literally –- like he WONT LEAVE HIS ROOM OMY ok so it’s like a tuesday night or something and it’s almost 2a.m and as you’re unlocking you’re apartment door and taking off your shoes and dropping your bag and books on the kitchen counter all you hear is music (the same song over and over and over ) blaring from behind luke’s door alright so you stroll on over there completely confused as to what’s even going on…and you know if you knock he’s just going to tell you to go away, like he has been, buT YOURE JUST FED UP WITH THAT AND WANT TO KNOW WHY YOUR LUKEY ISNT WATCHING MOVIES WITH YOU OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGING YOU ANYMORE Ok so you swing that door open and stomp into the room only to see luke drawing on his bed like very intensely and he’s facing the wall so he doesn’t even hear or see you walk in so you make your way over to the stereo and turn the music down anD GOD DAMNIT he freaks out and throws the drawing pad right at you, clutching his heart “jesus christ, luke, what are you doing right now?” his eyes go wide as he reaches toward you for the drawing pad, but you just turn away “tell me why you’re avoiding me” he rolls his eyes before responding “like you don’t already know” he swings his legs over the bed so he’s facing you, staring up with glossy eyes “c'mon lukey, i miss you” you say sitting down next to him and resting your head on his shoulder “y/n, im literally right here” “no, lately you never wanna talk to me” and god luke would sigh and run his fingers through his messy hair and thered be a few silent seconds before he could even get the courage to just tell you what he’s been contemplating for the past few days “look, if i tell you what’s up you have to promise that you won’t hate me” and you’d nod your head slowly, still completely confused ok and he’d grab the sketch book from your hands and flip it open to the last sketch he was making and as you looked down your heart would just completely crash into a million pieces… on the page were a boy and a girl the boys eyes held the image of the girl, while the girls eyes held the image of what seemed to be a different boy but with a giant question mark over the face ok so you’d take a deep breath and read the words scrawled all around the outer edges ‘can’t look at you the same way’ ‘so if you’re gonna hurt me, why don’t you hurt me a little bit more?’ and yOUD STAND UP SO FAST and luke would stand up too (because he didn’t want you to leave, and he definitely didn’t want you to hate him) and he’d start “don’t be upset, i’m okay, please don’t be upset, y/n. you know what, it’s just a little emo phase okay i’m uh..just being sad to be sad okay…you don’t have to…” and he’d take a breath before finishing “you don’t have to feel the same” and you’d be leaning up against his book shelf, cheekily smiling and gOD luke would be sitting on the edge of the bed with his elbows on his knees and his hands over his face slightly parted so he could see your reaction “oh dear god, you think i’m and idiot. if youre planing how you’re going to throw me out of the apartment please, please y/n don’t make it right now i’m tired and it’s cold and i’m probably going to be crying because you hate me” and just as he finishes you’d rush to stand in front of him…alrigHT so you’d grab his hands and uncover his eyes and intertwine his fingers with yours anD LITTLE LUKEY WOULD SLOWLY START TO SMILE AND YOUD LEAN IN SO CLOSE THAT YOUR NOSES WOULD BASICALLY BE BRUSHING AND YOUD WHISPER “lucas, the song..” and his eyes would go wide as he realized you made the connection from the song he was playing to the words on the page “is a breakup song” to which he’d respond “yes, because you wERE BREAKING MY HEART” and deAR LORD you’d push him onto his back and straddle his waist and you’d both still be holding hands as you respond “lucas…you’re my favorite person on this whole entire planet, how did you not realize that i think about making out with you, like, all the time?“ and luke would sit up on his elbows and smirk and lean in and kiss you and i aM SO SHOOK OHMYGOD

michaelclifford: 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 ❤️