Ok, so my big hand-in is done, my only remaining hand-in is pretty dang small, so I'm not worried about it at all. Which basically means that as of this Thursday, uni will be fully out of the way, with the exception of the end of year show, and the show we're hoping to hold outside of uni. Which by the way, still fundraising for, if anyone wants to help out. So yeh, that load is basically off my mind at this point, which is quite a relief.
This also takes away all the anxiety I was having about my first week at my new job, which I'm really starting to like. It's cool seeing all these different areas that I've never been to before, getting to know more of Bristol, and more of areas around Bristol. Both of my shifts last week were out in a place called Devizes, which is closer to Swindon than Bristol, so that was interesting.
And the housing situation is sorted too - I was lucky enough that the place I looked at on Thursday is absolutely perfect for my needs. It's a short bus ride from the centre, a 5 minute walk to the supermarket, a minute away from a street with lots of independent shops to check out, and because it's a lodging agreement rather than a more formal tenancy agreement, I can basically just give them 28 days notice and be on my way. But there's another room in the house that's currently being let out to someone who might be moving out right around the same time that Alexx'll be needing to move, so if that works out, then Alexx'll move in, and boom, pretty much a permanent home here in Bristol.
So yay, that's all coming together!
And then the election happened. God fucking dammit, five more years of the fucking Tories, for fuck's sake. And before anyone says "this is why you should have voted Labour, not Green", I live in Bristol West. It was between Labour and the Greens here, with the Tories having no chance. So my vote for the Greens did nothing to allow the Tories an extra MP - and honestly, given what the end result turned out to be, I wish more people had voted Green here to get a second MP in there who would really put up a fight to the government's plans alongside the solid block of SNP MPs. Fingers crossed a bunch of the Tory back-benchers repeatedly rebel, cos that'd make life hell for David Cameron and his cronies.
Also, seriously considering joining campaigns to change the voting system to a proportional one. 37% of the vote shouldn't give you 51% of Parliament. I think it'd really be worth pushing for Single Transferable Vote. If the Tories are thrown in enough chaos, it might just get through by the skin of its teeth...
TL;DR - Personal life: great. Country: fucked.