I won’t waste time telling you that the deal the UK has negotiated with the EU is awful. There are plenty of experts about to do that, and if there is one thing I’ve learned in the 4.5 years since the referendum, it’s that no one cares what I think. My fifteen years experience as an exporter are nothing compared to Nigel Farage’s feelings. They won. I lost. I’m over it.
My own experience tells me the best revenge is living well, and that’s what I intend to do. Frequent readers of my blog will know that I’ve taken steps to mitigate my reduced circumstances, and free of that worry, I can devote my time and energy to things I enjoy. And there is a lot: my family, my pets, my garden, my books. I’ll also do my best to invest less time in things I haven’t been enjoying: social media, hoovering up an overabundance of gloomy news, and fretting about the future. None of it is productive.
So it’s onwards and upwards. There is plenty look forward to, and Scotland freeing itself from this toxic union is right at the top of the list.