A lot of you have given me great ideas and support and just...communed with me, really, over the stress of being new at this and the fears we have of telling family/friends about this change. It's been more than a month, now, and I cannot imagine going back. I've hesitated to do a "how I became vegan" story because it didn't seem real, yet. I didn't believe I would stick with it...didn't really believe it. I thought, "Sure, this is all well and good, but I'll slip back into old habits."
Well...I can't see that happening. This feels right. It feels good. It feels permanent. So I wrote my story down, and I'm trying to "grow a pair" in readiness for really letting the people in my life know and understand so that they will believe me. I'll put a link to it here if you want to see it...but whether you do or don't, I am so grateful to the people on this forum and to Alicia for writing her book and providing the site.
It has made all the difference having a place to blab and read with other new vegans. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I never thought changing what I eat could make me so HAPPY.
Oh! And I forgot to mention again that the Compassionate Cooks podcast is a tremendous resource that I was led to by a poster here on The Kind Life. If you haven't ever listened to it, I can't recommend it energetically enough. Thank you so much for that, again!
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