I did the only thing I knew how to do when I was in pain and that was write, so here goes. One of my most cherished friends, Adam, passed away yesterday.
It is with an extremely heavy heart and tears rolling down my face that I type that. I am struggling to find the words to write, so instead I am going to tell you about him.
The first thing I want to say is that Adam was my biggest fan, my greatest supporter. From the day I met him. It stings knowing that he'll never read this, but I know he is watching over me as I am writing it. He shared all of my social media posts with his friends, always encouraging people to follow along. He was such a cheerleader for everything I did. I always felt really reassured because of this. He told me often how proud he was of me and it meant so much, knowing that I had someone who truly believed in everything I did. He would send me "daily reminders", he would call them, where he'd tell me that I was amazing. His encouragement and belief in me was everything I needed and more.
I never doubted how much of a good friend he was. We went through a lot together and just hearing his kind words soothed my soul. He had the most positive, infectious energy. He knew how to turn everything that was seemingly negative, into a learning lesson, or something worthwhile. His incredible attitude was his strength. He fought how he knew to best, with a smile on his face and laughter as his medicine.
Adam's music taste was phenomenal. He actually introduced me to SO many artists and bands that I now love. He loved music and his passion shone through every time he would enthuse about a new song or album. His legacy will certainly live on via my Spotify! We saw Ten Tonnes in concert, another singer Ads introduced me too, and afterwards we were staying at mine and singing the songs as we hung out. Missing You by TT has another meaning now. Listening to TT now and feeling close to you. Adam was the sort of person you could completely be yourself around. Because of this, I always felt so confident around him. There was no need to pretend to be someone I wasn't. He accepted everyone for who they were and never judged a soul.