I completed the 30-Day Vegan Challenge and I loved it! So I’m going to make this a permanent lifestyle but I will allow myself to veer from it and eat meat occasionally, but I want to be strict enough about it that I don’t regress into my old meat eating-stuffing-any-old- thing-into-my- body habit.
These past 30 day’s have flown by and I’ve come to realize that it’s not as hard as I imagined it would be. I’m still learning new vegan things every day but it’s no longer a daunting distantly thought about challenge. I’ve taken up baking vegan-style and I love it. I love exploring new recipes and knowing exactly what I’m putting into my body. It gives me a sense of fulfillment that food has never given me before.
I’m really excited about what the future holds but if there’s anything I’ve learned over the past 30 days is to take it one step at a time and before you know it, 30 days turns into months and years of being vegan. I’ve joined this exclusive club of healthy eaters to feel better about myself and my body not originally for the animals but I somehow find myself thinking about the animals as my family consumes a chicken-cooked meal and a part of me is secretly glad that I am no longer contributing to harming the animal world.
I’ve explained to my sister that I feel as if I’ve found my niche. I have found a place, a way of eating, a small part of my life where I belong and have no doubts. I feel as if I’ve been born to be a vegan. I am certain of it and am so happy for the certainty that it has brought me. Now I can go out and say:
Not because it’s an exclusive club and I want a premium membership but because this is me. I don’t have to feel like a little kid playing grown up or pretend. I am vegan and I will continue to learn and explore all that it has to offer. At 20 I feel as if my new life is just beginning.
Good luck to everyone who have gone out of their comfort zones to try something new.