You’ll be happy to know that I’m not here to debate which vote was right or wrong.
To put this into context, I am a 25 year old girl currently working in the European team of an international business. I am about to get married and travel to Europe on my honeymoon. I intend to travel to Europe a lot not just in my personal life but for my work. I am potentially considering having children in the next few years. I live in a flat in which my landlady currently resides in Europe. I have friends and family who are either British living in Europe or non British living here.
I am not a politician and I am in no way claiming to be an expert but there’s no denying that the outcome of this vote could have massive implications on my life – good or bad and I personally feel like I have the right to voice my concerns! A lot of people have hit out at those who wanted to remain saying that they are sore losers and should get over it cause it is done now. I think this is a totally naive outlook. On the day the vote is announced how can you except people just to sit back and get over it. This decision is one of the biggest things to happen in our generation and I think it’s healthy to get our thoughts out there.
Of course I don’t advocate spreading more hate and I may have said one or two things I shouldn’t have but at the same time people are terrified! Those who wanted to remain are being catapulted into the unknown against their will and it’s an unnerving position to be in! I don’t think anyone should take comments of yesterday personally, from either side. Emotions were running high and people just don’t know what to do or how to react.
Once we have got over the initial shock, that is when we need to take action! We need to come together as a country and hope to the powers that be that this was the right decision! We need to start supporting our own trade, eating locally sourced food, buying UK made clothes etc. I have always being a huge advocate of supporting small local business’ but this has never been as important as it is now. Let’s make this situation good.
We need to teach the next generation the meaning of community, and not one that is fuelled by hate. We need to show them what love and compassion is. Our whole country is a mishmash of different amazing cultures and I for one think this is incredible, instead of making our children scared of them we should be teaching them to celebrate that they have this available on their doorstep!
Whether you voted in or out we need to come together. We need to turn this into a positive and create an environment we would be proud and happy to bring our children into.
Peace and love xoxo