I've just gotten home from hearing Alicia speak on her book, and have reenergized myself to get back into a local, natural, vegan diet and lifestyle.
When I was in high school, I joined PETA and went vegan for animal rights reasons. However, I come from a South-American family where meat is a staple, and vegetarianism is misunderstood. Then, in college, it was far too easy to let health take a back-seat to convenience. Now that I am out of school and responsible for my health and for the repercussions of my actions, I am ready and enthusiastic about reembarking on what should be the greatest new journey of my life, as I'm sure it has been for you all, too.
I hope you are all happy and in good health, and I look forward to sharing our kindness on here as I progress with my new direction in life.