Like lots of people who voted remain, and seemingly quite a few who voted leave, I'm nervous about the consequences of Brexit. I'm worried about heading into another recession after things had just started to look better. I'm worried about when, if ever, I'll own a home, and about my rights at work.
I'm not going to claim we're out of the woods yet; there's a long way to go till the fruits of independence are laid bare. For starters, we're certainly not going to be spending that phantom £350million anytime soon (if it even proves to exist). But seeing people write off a historic opportunity on the basis of one day's events is absolutely crackers.
The country needs a strong and united Labour Party, it needs a clear-headed and progressive plan for Brexit, it needs hope. If the Labour Party can pull itself together and provide this, it has the chance to shape the future of our nation for decades to come. If it cannot raise itself to the challenge, we may be in serious trouble.
That isn't idealism. That isn't building a better nation. It's no different than building a wall to the outside world, one that we can't even build high because we have to reach over it in order to do anything. This wasn't for young people. And if anything comes out of this, I hope young people do not forget it.
It is time to acknowledge the collective destruction and fear, and find the creative solutions that exist within this scenario. Resourcefulness, after all, is what we do best in the UK.
It is no coincidence that the Leave campaign didn't offer a post-Brexit plan. It became clear in the days following Britain's decision to leave the EU that any plan would have thwarted the Leave camp's victory. The reason is obvious: the expectations of Brexiters are disparate and often contradictory. To make concrete pledges, therefore, would have frustrated potential voters.
Nobody expected this to happen. For all their "I'm one of the lads" bluster, neither Nigel Farage nor Boris Johnson had any idea quite what fertile ground they were sowing. They have no idea what it's like to live from pay cheque to pay cheque, to constantly be servicing debt, to be working in a low wage job with eventual retirement the only light at the end of the tunnel.
The party we voted for when we elected Jeremy Corbyn was the one we wanted, and need, back then. It's the same one we want and need now. Hand it over.
Yesterday's events were a long time coming. 12 MPs at the last counting resigned from the Shadow Cabinet. It was not of a matter of if, but when. The damage they have done is irreparable.
The only hope of the party now is to be bold, offer a radical new alternative to those who have realised their power in this referendum - and to keep Corbyn, who alone can make that appeal credibly, as leader. History suggests that Labour cannot win without him.
Dear Labour MPs, Are you about to make yourselves permanently irrelevant? Those of you now seeking to bring down Jeremy Corbyn should pause to consider the following three points...
This campaign proved it is not enough to win support in London and the big cities - the heart of Jeremy's support. The voices of towns in former industrial, coastal and rural areas across England and Wales, who feel left behind, was heard loud and clear... The uncomfortable truth must be faced, or Labour will not rebuild our relationship with many of our longstanding voters. During the post-mortem, Labour MPs, MEPs, councillors and members will have to decide whether Jeremy can reassure and re-unite our supporters beyond London and the major cities. And do so, before a possible autumn general election against a new Tory leader.
For progressives across our nation, the future appears bleak - the future of our rights at work, human rights and the National Health Service which we have fought so hard for are all now in doubt. There is no time for sulking, we must not let the politics of hate, fear and division dominate, let us rise up to the challenge and continue the fight for our values.
If we took these measures then perhaps we could grasp victory from the jaws of defeat. The current Conservative Party may be unlikely to take up any of these challenges, but perhaps others might seize this opportunity.
The only positive I can draw from this is that Jeremy Corbyn cannot possibly survive as leader of the Labour Party. It was Labour voters that lost this referendum. Corbyn's leadership and ability, even willingness, to convey his message were non-existent. He woefully failed to connect with voters in the traditional Labour heartlands who rejected his leadership emphatically, opting for Leave perhaps in their millions.
There can be no denying that the establishment put absolutely everything into keeping Britain in the European Union, and yet somehow, the leave message, a message of hope, of optimism about Britain's future as an independent nation, of a return to proper parliamentary democracy, resonated with people.