Okay so about 10 months ago, I was sitting at the dinner table one day looking down at my plate full of chicken. I then looked up at my beautiful budgie (Lily or Lilo, she has two different names because for a whole year I thought she was a girl, only to find out she is really a boy. So now it’s just weird to think she is a boy and that I have to give her a boy name. But okay we will talk about that later). The thought came to my mind that ‘if that was my bird on my plate would I still eat him?” HELL NO. I love animals and always have done from ever since I can remember. ‘So why am I eating them? Why am I not doing what I know is morally right?’
That’s it. I made the decision to stop eating meat then and there. My family thought this was one of my ‘why is the world like this’ moments as I often come out with these random views and lectures about the world from completely OVER THINKING life. Proud to say I proved everyone wrong.
Turning completely vegan was much harder, well, harder in the sense that I knew I couldn’t cut everything out straight away without knowing what else I could eat (still learning btw). I knew that if I did this for real it will be forever so it had to be done properly. I did not force myself to stop eating and drinking certain things, it all happened quite naturally especially after seeing videos on Instagram about the dairy industry. Oh god!
Note to anyone wanting to become vegan: Do not do it if you think it will result in eating chips, pasta, rice and noodles with the occasional salads and fruits. It won’t work.
If you feel you have to force yourself to the point where it makes you unhappy. STOP! Yes it is good to be aware of what you eat but being happy is so much more important. This is coming from an animal lover so believe me.
Any way long story cut short (or was this not short at all? I don’t know) becoming vegan was the best thing I’ve ever chosen to do. It’s not just morally satisfying, it’s also SO HEALTHY! I feel a lot better within myself. No matter how many people tell me otherwise. I have blood tests to prove it.
P.s I don’t know how this even makes sense but it seems not even blood tests are enough to prove to people that there is nothing wrong with me.
Keep an open mind xxx