This week I have decided to go vegan. Or as vegan as I possibly could. The only reason to why I’m posting about it here is that maybe, the fact that more people will now know, will help me stick to it. I’m one of these people that likes the taste of meat, chocolate and milk. So, deciding to do this was both easy and difficult. I feel like this blog-post will go hand in hand with the bangs story, since both of them are all about change.
Backstory – so y’all get why and what happened. I’ve been wanting to do this for a year – if not more, but have always been kind of anxious about starting such a ‘restricting’ lifestyle. So, after so many YouTube videos and Pinterest recipes, I came to the conclusion that it’s not restrictive as it looks. You can still eat pasta, milk (almond, soy…). I was never a big fan of the way cows were killed and animals eaten and was quite a hypocrite. I’ve always wanted to try this, and as the saying is, if not now, when?
My main goal is to do this for a month. After a month, I could simply go vegetarian. Or stop. Or do whatever. One week though, I want to be vegan. I really want to prove to myself that I can do whatever I set my mind on. But, in order to be sure I won’t chicken out of it ( get it? chicken. no? ok ) I got to the conclusion that posting about it here will be the best solution out of them all.
So, dear friends, who I may or may not meet in this few weeks, don’t pursue me to stop. If anything, help out. My grandma’s reaction was priceless. She’s an amazing cook but see can’t see a recipe without milk and eggs that still tastes good. She was so understanding at first, but when she found out what I will and will not eat, she had an almost freak-out, followed by an ‘Ok, just tell me what you want to eat and I’ll cook it.’ I don’t expect everyone in my life to understand. I don’t expect anyone to understand, really. I don’t even understand why I took this decision. I just knew I need to. So, at least, if you get it, just don’t mention it. Don’t tear me down for something I want to do.
Because at least now I’m not making excuses.
So, I’ll write something about it every day for this week and I’ll probably post it next Thursday. Wish me luck!