I voted for the first time today in the local council elections in the UK that is going on today. I didn't actually know about this since I've spent the last couple of weeks with my head under textbooks and dictionaries so when my Mum told me, I suddenly got excited.
Now, I've actually been persuading my Mum politically for a good few years now. I'm proud of the fact that I can actually persuade my parents politically. It's great fun!
But today, I was able to go and make my voice heard. Now, my vote probably won't make a difference because the area I live in is very Conservative and I don't vote for them. But recently, British Politics has because the shitty skidmark of the UK. Even lawyers are liked more than our politicians!
So I went to the polling station and gave my vote while jumping around like a hyena on crack. The people there must have thought I was crazy.
And then we left. And it feels pointless. Absolutely pointless. I spent many years wishing I could vote and now that I do, nothing. Absolutely nothing. I feel disappointed. My vote probably made no difference. But do I regret it? No. At least I made good use of my vote!
So that,s my story. I guess. I'd be interested to hear about your opinions on voting and what your first time voting was like. Did you feel disappointed in the same way? Or did it fill you with hope?