My name is Rose.
I’m 24 years old & I live in Melbourne, Australia.
I’ve been a HUGE fan for about 10 years now.
I writing to you today to say THANK YOU. In the last few years I’ve faced quite a few obstacles in my life - all which have been made easier with your music.
I’m not sure what it is, but counting down to a tour date seems to just make everything a little bit better and more exciting (I’m sure others can agree).
Recently I’ve been feeling not so well and have been acting not so like my happy, energetic and life loving self.
I’ve visited many doctors over many months and FINALLY this month was diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (..so pretty much a mixture of lupus, scleroderma and polymyositis)
The last few months have been dreadful dealing with these symptoms and re-learning my body and familiarising myself with the traits of this awful disease during a flare up.
Flare ups can be terrible and really change my mood and Heath quite quickly (photo reference above both from the same miserable day of dealing with this disease haha).
Anyway, I’ve had a lot of rest time recently - so I have been able to re-watch old tours, listen to past albums and just hang out with the fandom on here quite a lot…it’s honestly been a LIFE SAVER and helped me feel not so alone.
(enough of that pity party) I just wanted to say that I’m SO glad Reputation has entered by life at the time it has. I’ve always said to my family and friends your album cycles have been in perfect unison for whatever issue I’m facing on my life at that specific time (good or bad).
By entering the Reputation era you have taught me that it’s okay to unapologetically be MYSELF, even if that person is not particularly who everyone else expects me to be or thinks that I am.
You’ve helped me regain strength and confidence within myself in a time in my life where I’ve honestly needed it the most.
So above all, THANK YOU.
Watching you do whatever YOU want to do this era has been such a breath of fresh air.
Never stop making yourself proud…because we’ll be proud of you no matter what.