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#1 Old 09-02-2008, 11:32 AM
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Hello there, everyone!



My name is Valeria Larissa and I just recently became a member here at VB. I have been a vegan for about a year now and couldn't be happier with the lifestyle choice I made. Prior to this past year of being vegan I was a vegetarian since birth. I've never enjoyed eating meat, eggs, but cheese...well, let's just say I have had a love affair with it for many, many years. LOL. However, since becoming a vegan I haven't had any urges to return to vegetarianism and in fact have enjoyed a lot of raw foods, more so than ever before.



I am married to a wonderful man who is supportive and loves me unconditionally for who I am. He and I are complete opposites though...and when I say complete, I mean it in every sense of the word. He is an omnivore but occasionally I treat him to a vegan meal and/or snack here and there. I'm not sure that I could ever convert him...but I will never back down from trying (of course, in a very loving way...hehehe).



I am currently working on obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Phoenix - online. I am studying psychology and am looking forward to pursuing a masters of clinical psychology beginning this upcoming Spring. My husband is also a student at the University of Phoenix - online and will be graduating with a bachelors in Networking/IT this upcoming Spring.



The reason for coming to VB is to learn from others as I walk through life as a vegan. I want to make new friends and offer support and kindness whenever given the chance. I love life and all living beings and look forward to meeting all of you! I may show as being online for the majority of the day and night because, quite frankly, I am always online studying. I just quit my job of 3.5 years as a nanny of 4 young children so as to dedicate my entire time to studying.



I look forward to your replies and keeping you as friends in this grand journey of life.



Peace and Hugs,



Valeria Larissa
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Thank you! BTW, I love your avatar!!! I love fairies...
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Thanks! So do I.
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Hi!. I'm really new here too.



And I'm looking for friends as well.



I just thought I'd say hi. ^_^





Hi.



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Hi Valeria!

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Hi!. I'm really new here too.



And I'm looking for friends as well.



I just thought I'd say hi. ^_^





Hi.



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So glad to e-meet you!! I am excited to be here...befriending lovely, fellow vegans and vegetarians!!
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Welcome to VB.



Hello! Thank you for the warm welcome! Looking forward to e-meeting everyone here!
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You may be interested in checking out our sister site The Raw Forum as well

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You may be interested in checking out our sister site The Raw Forum as well



Hello and thank you for the warm welcome. I plan to check that out right now...thank you so much!
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Welcome to veggie boards, Valeria.

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What a wonderful intro -- I especially like the part where you accept your husband as a person but you keep in mind that you can still influence him towards veganism (in a loving way). Sounds like just being who you are will be a positive influence.



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(> <) to help him achieve world domination.





Thank you very much! I look forward to learning from all of you!
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Hello there! Thank you for the welcome...I am excited to be here at VB with all of you!
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What a wonderful intro -- I especially like the part where you accept your husband as a person but you keep in mind that you can still influence him towards veganism (in a loving way). Sounds like just being who you are will be a positive influence.



Welcome to VB.





Hello! I'm happy that you enjoyed reading my little intro. What I mentioned about my husband is so true though. Little by little I notice him being more of a vegetarian than an omnivore. I encourage him to eat healthier, but without pushing all my personal thoughts and opinions on him. For instance, last night we ate veggie burger's (dr. praeger's - yum) with homemade oven fries and all were loaded with fresh veggies! A couple of years ago, had I tried to prepare such a meal...he wouldn't have gone for it. He surely did last night. Also, this morning he will be eating organic, herb roasted potatoes in an organic whole wheat tortilla with tomatoes...yum!



BTW, I've enjoyed reading your posts and looking forward to reading on and learning from you and all our friends here at VB!



So...ROCK on!!
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