From an unlikely state, here I am! I found this forum in a google search for vegan forums. This was the most active one I could find. Sometimes it helps to just connect with other everyday people who share the same interests; in my neck of the woods, that is difficult. Having a place like this to visit is encouraging. I dream of moving to a veg friendly place like Portland, Oregon - how I would so love to live there - but until I can, and maybe even after, I need another outlet. Thanks for being here!