Sunday, 10 May 2015

Happiness this week is... #42

Shall we just say that one day I'll get back to posting early morning again instead of hurriedly trying to write this post on a Sunday morning?! I suppose it's a blessing in disguise 'cos I need some cheering up at the moment, it's been a pretty crummy week, amirite?! The majority of people I've spoken to seem pretty outraged by the Conservative win, and the people I have spoken to who voted Tory... well they're all people who came from backgrounds like me. Rich, white, privileged, and from a wealthy area, e.g. Sussex or Surrey, where I'm from. I'm totally privileged, my parents' are comfortable enough that they can still afford to help me out, and they might have to in the future 'cos I don't see how anyone my age will get anywhere in the UK without a huge leg up from parents' or people they know. It's always the people you know isn't it?

I'm still depressed about it though. Not gonna lie I had a little cry when I heard the news... and my first exam came as a welcome break on the 8th, honestly, best two hours of my week. I can't see how people like me are supposed to carry on as though the more vulnerable, those without someone to give them a leg up, are sacrificing their lives to save the economy? Why isn't it the privileged who are also making sacrifices? Like why are big businesses having their taxes lowered but 15,000 people froze to death in their homes just this winter in the UK because they couldn't afford heating? I feel ashamed to be part of this country right now... and as I've seen from a lot of people I'm seriously considering emigrating (another thing; why are foreigners who move to the UK called immigrants and treated like shit, but when white British people move to another country they are 'expats'?) if things don't improve by the next election.

Sorry for the dark intro there but it's something I had to address. As always though, happiness can be found in the darkest of places, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Despite the Tory win, the compassion and care, and anger I've seen about it gives me hope. We will not let this happen to this country. If you find yourself feeling down about this election, think of all the people outraged, all the people who DO care. You people, who care, you're amazing, and we're keeping each other going.

Chocolate and pizza. I finally understand comfort food. Never been my thing but I've never spent so much time cooped up inside revising haha (Biochem is haaaard guys!) and chocolate and doughnuts are my rewards.
More cheapo treats yay! 
As I mentioned, the exam was the highlight of my week, hopefully I'll have got a decent mark in it!

Seeing the new kitchen we'll be getting next year! We decided to stay in the same house, the four of us, and our landlord is replacing the kitchen! New fridge-freezer, worktops, oven, everything! And I am more excited than any 19 year old should be about kitchens.

Our landlord also bought us a new shower head, yay!

More pampering with facemasks and properly massaging moisturiser into my face. It's the little things I am clinging to during the stress of exams and anger at the election. Just taking some time to myself has been great this week.

How has your week been? Did the election result affect you in any way? If you voted Tory please don't comment trying to convince me how amazing they are, I will believe that when I see it! If you wish to comment, just tell me how you're week is going :) xo

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