I used to be a vegan wannabe, but now I’m running on vegan. I became vegan at the end of January 2013 after being vegetarian since 2009. I started on this path when my husband had a health scare. We became vegetarian together and have never looked back.
So, why am I vegan now? I initially became vegan because I’m severely lactose intolerant and wanted to achieve my optimal health. As time went on, I immersed myself in reading books and watching documentaries about how the dairy cows and animals are abused to produce cheese and milk, and I decided that it’s not right to torture these amazing living beings. Animals deserve to be treated like the sentient creatures in which they are.
Ever since I became vegan, I haven’t felt better – mentally, physically and spiritually. I love being involved in different animal rights organizations, fighting to end animal exploitation. I’m still working on living a completely ethical vegan lifestyle by phasing out my clothing, shoes and household items. I know this is going to take time and no one is perfect in their way of living, so I just need to remember to be patient with myself and take it one step at a time.
I decided to create this blog to help others who are contemplating the vegan lifestyle to tell them about all the infinite plant-based food possibilities and alternatives to using animal products or by-products. I also started writing about animal rights issues to inform others on why I choose to live a compassionate lifestyle.
I feel like a journey is not worth traveling alone, so I’d like your comments or advice. Cheers!