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When I first discovered NYD, I was in a state of not knowing what I was doing. I knew all I wanted to do was sing, but how could I? I’m a girl, I don’t over sexualize myself, and I’m not cookie cutter pop star material. That’s when I heard about New Years Day. I looked them up, and ironically that day they released a single called “Do Your Worst”. I listened and I was hooked. Ashley was such an inspiration to me, and she had such an impact on me. The first time I met them was at Warped Tour 2013. I was too amazed and star struck to even talk to them, until Ash brought up my MCR shirt and we talked about how upset we were they broke up. I felt at ease after that. It felt like we were just friends talking. The second time we met though, during their spring tour with Escape The Fate, that’s when I got to really talk to Ash. She is the kindest, most down to earth person I’ve ever met. She’s the kind of person I want as a friend. She helped me understand how much of a chance I really do have at doing what I love. The whole band are just the best people. They’re fun to be around. I hope one day I’ll have the opportunity to be as great and special as them. I’m crying as I write this, just thinking about it. Thank you so much New Years Day, for being there for a creepy, misunderstood girl like me.