Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you will know that today is the day the polling stations open in the UK, so that the British public can vote in the general election.
But why bother? Who the hell cares who is in power because nothing will change, will it? I mean, all the parties stand for pretty much the same thing and anyway, everyone is saying no one will win it outright! And aren't politicians so boring! They all just ramble on about the economy, or unemployment or blah blah blah...
It's not like one person can make a difference!
It's not like we care about our children's future, is it?
When I turned 18, I wont lie, I had no interest in politics. Or in voting. I've never even been to a polling station before! But then in 2012, everything changed. I had a little girl, Alice, and my World was turned upside down. And suddenly, it did matter.
The future of our country does matter. I want my children to grow up knowing that we made the right decisions for them, so that they can have the future that they deserve. I care about education, the state of our NHS, the economy. And so should everyone!
Having children made me grow up. And part of growing up is caring about who is in government and about the future of the country I am so proud to be living in.
One person can make a difference.
And that is why I will be voting today. For the first time.