It’s over! Never again will I be overloading everyone’s timeline with Elections posts, or desperately seeking likes, shares, and votes! I’d like to thank absolutely everyone for putting up with all of this, and I’d especially like to thank everyone who helped me. You have no idea just how much of a difference even the smallest social media gestures have made to my moods and willpower over this past week. Thank you so much for liking, thank you so much for sharing, and thank you so so much to those of you who voted.
At 5pm today, campaign week officially ended. Instead of counting down with everyone else I just found myself crying from exhaustion and relief. This week has been probably one of the strangest and certainly one of the most intense weeks of my life. Unless you’ve also run in an SU election, you have no idea how tiring and difficult it can be to be up and about and cheerful and trying to talk to just about every stranger you come across from 9 in the morning until 9 at night. It’s so hard, but it’s also so incredibly rewarding and worthwhile.
So many positive things have come out of this past week. I’ve met so many lovely people in amongst all the other candidates. I’ve grown closer still to friends also running in this election. I’ve had the opportunity to go out and talk to all these different students from different courses and different backgrounds who I would never have otherwise had the pleasure of speaking to. I went from shaking and almost crying at Candidate Question Time to realising that quickly encouraging a lecture theatre full of students to vote is somehow far easier than approaching someone in a cafe to talk about elections.
I honestly have no idea how this election is going to turn out. There are so many amazing candidates for all positions, so it’s impossible to predict tomorrow’s outcome. I’m incredibly nervous, but I’ve done all I can so there’s not a huge amount of point thinking about it now.
By this time tomorrow, I’ll be celebrating the end of the most stressful week of my life so far. I like to think I’ll be celebrating this whether I’ve been successful or not.
Thanks again for all of the support. I appreciate it enormously.
Much love xxxx