Best and Worst: How has your week been?

How was your week?

Welcome to Best and Worst, a Mamamia tradition where we have a chat about how our week has been.

I’ll kick things off with my best for the week.

The best thing this week is the upcoming long weekend; I am counting down the hours. I have no idea what the long weekend is for, is it Labour Day or something?

The reason seems irrelevant anyway, all that matters is that there are THREE days of work-free bliss.

And for the first time in many years the weekend is meant to be beautiful in NSW for the whole weekend, no rain in sight.

I am kicking off my long weekend with a birthday party and then like many Sydneysiders I will be enduring holiday traffic to head up the coast for two days with a bunch of friends.

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I am looking forward to something like this. Image via instagram @mattwisemanmedia

It doesn’t get much better than that!

As for my worst, the news of the US shooting has to be the worst thing this week.

Whenever I hear about these shootings I am reminded of how fortunate we are to have gun laws that have effectively prevented mass shootings in Australia since they were introduced.

I also feel immensely for the families who have lost sons, daughters, brothers or sisters in the shootings. As someone with family and friends living across the United States, I worry for their safety and can’t even begin comprehend how the families of the victims are feeling today.

It’s disheartening to think about how many more lives will have to be lost for changes to be made by the US government to protect their citizens.

Inaction around gun laws has resulted in 294 mass shootings this year alone. That’s more than one mass shooting per day and yet the gun laws remain the same.

What was the best and worst of your week?

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