I took a long hiatus a while ago because I was ridiculously annoyed with all the drama going around in the fandom. Not only has Larry/Elounor been extremely blown out of proportion (because contrary to popular belief, shipping Larry doesn’t make you Satan), things just aren’t the same anymore. I have been an extremely dedicated fan of One Direction since summer of 2011. Throughout the almost two years, so much has changed within the fandom, and most fans I grew to love aren’t even here anymore. I feel as if it is my time to join them as well, and leave this blog behind.
This tumblr has been so amazing to me. I have 1,379 amazing followers, and I can’t thank you enough for all the love and support you have always given me. Whether it was me venting about the band or my personal life, I feel like you all have always had my back. You honestly have no idea how much that means to me, and I will always cherish the friends I have made while running this account.
This is not me dumping One Direction. I could never leave my boys. I will still be attending the concert this summer, and I will never stop loving them. I think while on my hiatus I realized how unhealthy this account is for me. Not only does all the drama create so much unnecessary stress in my life, but I feel like this site sometimes controls me. In the fall I will begin my freshman year of college. Things have been so busy with senior year coming to a close, and I really plan on making the most of these last few months with my friends.
Please know things are okay for me. I am truly happy again, and although life has its ups and downs, I feel as if I have learned to handle things that are thrown at me. I know I will have rough patches, but there is nothing that you and I can’t conquer. I wish all of you the best. No matter what fandom you are a part of, who you ship, or anything I truly wish you the best. We are not defined by the ships/fandoms we are a part of. Please remember to always treat others with kindness and keep an open mind and heart. Life is a gift, and we are only blessed with one. Make the most of it, and don’t spend all your childhood obsessing over a band. I have learned all too quickly that time flies. I am about to graduate, ready or not. Make the most of everything, and always pursue your dreams.
If you wish to still keep in contact with me or follow me, I will continue to spend time on my personal account at rachaellsanders.tumblr.com
Once again, thank you for everything.
“There are no good-byes, where ever we are, you’ll always be in my heart.”
Love always, Rachael.