If you told me one year ago that in March 2016 I’ll be vegan, I would laugh in your face. One year ago thought about being vegan was so irrational for me and I was truly against all vegans and their way of thinking. I thought it’s so stupid to refuse food you really like only for animals and things which in fact happen all the time (I mean slaughterhouses and all horrors of treating animals in our times).
I don’t remember exactly the day when I started to be interested in veganism but I think it was May or June 2015 when I found Essena’s blog and I was spending all my free time watching her videos about well-being, veganism and its benefits.
Then I started to think about being vegetarian, I was still thinking then that veganism is to extreme but being vegetarian seemed to be not so hard and quite comfortable thing. So I was reading more and more about it but at the same time I didn’t lose my interest in veganism and actually I also was reading more about this lifestyle. After Essena’s blog I found more of vegan blogs and like most people interested in vegansim I also found the RawTill4 diet. I have to admit that for some moment this lifestyle seemed to be interesting for me but then when I really got know any aspect of this I decided that it’s to restrictive and I was keeping doing my research about veganism.
In July 2016 (when holiday began and I had of course more free time) I decided to become vegan. At the same time I knew that my mom would never allow me to be one so I was trying to find some way to convince her. One month later after doing a big research (and when I even did a presentation about veganism :P) I had a serious talk with my mom. She wasn’t happy at all, she thought I wanted to join a sect and she said that she would never let me be vegan. I was angry, disappointed and I couldn’t believe that my mom didn’t want to agree with me. But then she also promised me that she will consider the possibility of me being vegetarian. And that was my hope then.
At the begin of August I went to the summer camp when I was still educating about veganism and health (I read “The China Study”) and I hoping that my mom will let me be vegetarian. But when I came home she still was quite worried and not convinced at all. After long talks she decided that I can be vegetarian but I have to eat once a week fish, 2 eggs and normally other dairy products. I wasn’t very happy but I thought that I can try.
The fish case didn’t last long and generally on the 24th of August 2015 I’ve eaten meat (and fish at the same time) for the last time in my life. I became 100% vegetarian but I still wasn’t happy and I didn’t feel good with the fact that my mom was forcing me to eat dairy products and eggs.
Next 5 months (September-January) I was fighting with my mom because I didn’t want to eat eggs and dairy and she didn’t want to agree with me. Finally in January she started being less convinced and one month later (in February 2016) she said that I can do what I want. At the beginning I couldn’t believe that and few times I ate something non-vegan but then I believed and on the 28th February 2016 I’ve become vegan.
I know that I didn’t mention anything about benefits or reasons why I became vegan but in this post I just wanted to show you my story and facts from my life. In next post from this series I’m gonna say something about reasons and why I decided to be vegan despite of my previous beliefs and opinion about this lifestyle.
I hope you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for next xoxo
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