Hi, I’m aware I haven’t blogged in a while so I’ve decided to do a blog every day for advent (well at least try to). These blogs are going to be about various things, some about mental health but also some about other topics. I haven’t planned them yet, so they may be (most definitely will be) rough around the edges. Some may contain trigger warnings; I will say this before the start of the post.
Day 2- “Why I was vegan and why I’m not now.”
Last year someone I work with said their daughter was going to a vegan festival, so I thought it would be cool to go along. I had a really nice day and decided that I’d try out the vegan thing, as I didn’t really have a reason not to do it.
For about 7 months I was enjoying a normal, healthy, vegan diet. I ate things like vegan pizza, vegan pasta dishes, and just generally healthy and delicious meals (I will make a separate post with these in).
I started being vegan for the other animals, I knew and understood what kind of cruelty they are subjected to for our enjoyment and I couldn’t bare it. But after 7 months it stopped being about this and became more about obsession.
I became obsessed with cutting out certain foods, as many as I possible could and being as rigid with this as possible.
In the end there were very few things I would although myself to eat, and I used the excuse of it being because they weren’t really vegan, but this wasn’t true. Eventually I realised what I was doing and made the hard decision to not be vegan anymore and just be vegetarian. This was decision that I didn’t come to lightly but it had to be done.
I now want to go back to being vegan for the reasons I did in the first place. But I will do this with caution and I will do this gradually.
I want next year for myself to know longer be eating or using products from other animals.
So hopefully I’ll be having a cruelty free new year.