Even if I live to be 100 years old, I will never forget waking up from my mid-morning nap on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. It was a gorgeous day, the sun streaking in through the open windows of my freshman dorm room as I opened my eyes and sat up in bed, mentally preparing to drag myself out of bed and across campus to statistics. Little did I know that my world would soon come crashing down around me. I shut off my alarm, and it was then that I saw dozens upon dozens of texts. While I had slumbered so peacefully, a heartbreaking, earthshaking official statement had been released. Nothing would ever be the same again. Z-day was here.
It's been a year since Zayn left One Direction in favor of a solo career. In honor of the 18 tracks on his new solo album, "Mind of Mine," here are 18 reasons why I still miss him.
Sorry, Liam. A for effort.
4. Or moments like this.
5. Or this.
6. Or this!
7. It's been a whole year without the Bradford Bad Boy.
9. No one has hair like this.
Except Louis kinda does, now, but it's not the same.