Its been half a decade since the days of Your Essex United. I can still remember all the trials and tribulations of it as though it were yesterday. The University of Essex Students’ Union elections of 2009 changed my life in ways that I never expected. It taught me lessons that remain relevant till today. (You can read a list of the lessons that the elections taught me over here, originally published in Feb 2009). It taught me the importance of hard work, trust and thinking ahead. It made me prepared for the elections of the following year (where I ran for the post of President and won). But looking back at it today, it also amuses me how I lost sleep over what, retrospectively looking, were minor issues in the bigger picture. Will I look back at the problems of today in five years and laugh at their pettiness? I’d say yes.
Below is the photo story that I posted after the elections in Feb 2009, along with the original captions.
I finally have a free weekend, hooray! And I thought I’d use this time to make the photo story of the elections that I had been promising for awhile. There are a total of 41 photographs which were taken at various times throughout the couple of weeks of campaigning. You can read more about the elections here and here.
I hope everyone enjoyed my first photo story and I would appreciate some feedback, positive or negative.
Currently listening to – An End Has A Start by The Editors