I posted a big thing about this on my facebook last night.
Being a Scottish woman who has always ticked the “Scottish” not “British” boxes on all my legal forms, but has also been living and working in England for the last 3 years, I have so so so many conflicting feelings towards the Independence debate.
I am a Scottish woman who doesn’t get to vote because I have been away from my country for too long.
I know what I WOULD have voted, and that’s based on living in both sides of the border throughout my lifetime, but I wouldn’t dare openly talk about that online where I could potentially sway someones vote either way.
I’ve made my opinions clear to my friends and some people I’ve spoken to over the last few weeks, but no matter what happens I want Scotland to remain as united as they have been because it is the first time in my life I have ever seen my country come together and burst with pride either way.
Knowing my friends and family are making Scotlands biggest decision today terrifies me. I don’t get a choice in what happens to my country, or in effect - to me - and that shit is scary.
No matter what the vote is, please remember how much Scotland has come together because it’s so fucking rare to find especially in times of hardships and war.
Whatever you do, just vote.