Let me start off by saying that I'm a big fan of One Direction and Zayn Malik and it is not my intention to offend anyone. I am just simply stating my opinion.

Let's start from the beginning!

Zayn Malik left One Direction on March 25, 2015. I found out that afternoon when my sister told me the second I walked through the front door. Tears automatically starting forming in my eyes when I heard and my feet carried me up the stairs to my room and I sobbed for hours.

I want to say that it came as a shock that Zayn left the band he had been in for five years, but it didn't. I remember that Zayn had not been putting as much energy in the shows he played before he revealed he was leaving the band. There were signs that he was no longer happy before he announced that he was leaving the band. This is why I believed my sister when she told me that Zayn left the band. (My sister has a tendency to joke about that kind of stuff).

The reaction to Zayn leaving the band he had been in for five years: fans were heartbroken. Even people that weren't fans of the band were in denial that Zayn had left the most popular band in the world. Granted, I was not in shock that Zayn had left the band, but I was still as heartbroken as the next person because Zayn was a very vital member of the band.

I later found out that Zayn was not happy with the music that he was producing with the band since the start. This made me sad because I thought they were happy; I thought Zayn was happy. I remember reading that he said that the other boys would try to make the music fit more of his style and I appreciated this because the boys wanted Zayn to be happy.

Not only did Zayn leave the band, but he broke up with his fiance, Perrie Edwards. This, I didn't and still don't understand. I tried coming up with reasonable reasons for why he would break up with Perrie, but alas I came up with none. Now this did come as a shock to me because they were engaged! However, they also did not get to spend large amounts of time together because they were always touring or in another country. So, I could see how this could put a strain on their relationship. However, I know that Perrie still loved Zayn very much because she was incredibly heartbroken for months after Zayn broke up with her. All in all, I hope Perrie meets the one she's going to spend the rest of her life with and Zayn and Gigi many years of happiness together!

Although I was sad that he left the band, I am incredibly happy that Zayn is finally able to produce the music that he wants. He came out with Mind of Mine, an album that fits his R&B style of music. I couldn't be more proud and happy for him.

Thank you for going after what felt right right in your heart, Zayn.