Losing stinks, I won’t deny. I feel your pain. But take comfort.
Be proud. There is no shame in standing and losing, but only in not caring enough to take a stand.
You had the rare privilege of being chosen to stand for a cause and a community that matters to you.
Now someone else will have to do the casework. And the cuts.
Bank Holidays will now be holidays not extra campaign days.
You have time to go to that film, play, or exhibition, not just read about it.
You can do up your bathroom/kitchen/whatever, or go on holiday, without being accused of doing it on expenses.
You can go to your church, gym, school, swimming pool, or local pub without being ‘on duty’.
You can go shopping or for a drink without doing full hair and makeup first. Hey you can go for a drink full stop.
You’ve got your life back: enjoy it!