Hey there guys an' gals,
Well, here's somewhere I wouldn't have thought I would be posting about 6 months ago.
Lemme introduce myself, my name is Matt, although many friends know me as Kitt. I'm a mid-20s guy from the UK who had been an omnivore all his life, right up until about 3 weeks ago now.
I've been dating the love of my life for the last year, a wonderful guy named Ty. He stole my heart from the second we met and we share everything with each other. We've become comfortable enough with each other to have conversations that might be considered antagonistic by some people, without there being any malice behind them.
About a month ago now, Ty brought something up to me that had been bothering him. We've discussed ethics etc. in the past and we both agreed regarding the sanctity of life. Now, he's been a vegetarian for a number of years now and he asked me how I could hold that viewpoint whilst still eating meat. I couldn't answer except by stating that... I put aside my ethics when it came to what I eat... and that really did not sit well with me at all.
I've always considered myself to be a man of my principles and having such a glaring rift in my ethics versus my actions pointed out to me by someone I love so dearly hurt badly. I spent a week or so soul searching on this and spoke to a number of my other vegetarian friends regarding their reasons for becoming vegetarian in the interim. They all said pretty much the same thing: they couldn't handle the ethical rift between believing that life was something sacred on one hand whilst nonchalantly casting them aside as soon as something was on their plate.
So I made the decision to become a vegetarian. So far I've found it a fairly easy transition. I've become fairly adept at cooking good food with tofu reasonably quickly (although good recipe suggestions are always welcome!) and am starting to explore other culinary avenues in the hopes of maintaining a well-balanced diet.
So ummmm, yeah. I'm Kitt, I'm a very easy-going, reasonably intellectual and very sociable guy and it's a pleasure to meet you all. I'm really hoping to find a place where I can meet some new friends, get some good ideas and talk about some of the challenges I might encounter on my journey.
Much love and a big, warm hello,