The changes I’ve experienced as a vegan… watch video above!
My vegan journey is a pretty long one but I think it needed to be that way for me to actually adjust to the whole idea of being vegan. See, it’s not just about the actual act of not eating animal products – going vegan is a very complicated process and it comes with a lot of hardships.
Before I was vegan:
It’s getting rid of that mental block in your head that’s telling you that you just “can’t live” without dairy, fish or bacon. It’s getting used to the idea of having a dietary “restriction”. It’s having to explain to multiple people why you decide to eat/live the way you do. It’s having to deal with the constant reminder that you are “different” each time you go to a social event. It’s having to feel like a “burden” when you are the only vegan in a dining situation and they have to “cater” to your needs. It’s having to explain to your loved ones why you won’t eat the food they’ve prepared.
But with all the headaches and awkward social situations aside, going vegan has been the best decision I’ve made for my life and the greater good. I’ve never felt more at ease with who I am and what I stand for. I’ve never felt more passionate about an issue and hence had more passion in my life, in general. I feel more in shape than ever, more mindful of what I eat and more at ease with my conscience. I’ve even created a career out of this passion of mine!
Never once have I ever imagined when I was younger that I would EVER want to be vegetarian, let alone vegan. Never once have I imagined making a full career out of veganism. I didn’t even know what vegans were until I was in my 20s. It’s absolutely insane how much your life can change in a short span of time!
Photos of me in more recent times…