I am horrid at introducing myself, so I figure I will just jump right in.
To put it simply, I am in the midst of changing the way I live, and I never want to go back.
I was living in a bubble. I heard facts about factory farms, I even saw pictures and videos. And it made me angry and sad. Of course it did. But I never let it sink in completely, I knew it was wrong. But I could still disconnect that from the meal in front of me. But every time I was exposed to this truth, that ignoring thing got harder and harder. Then I realized that it wasn't just the factory farms that were bothering me. The actual act of killing animals, knowing that I could never do that myself. Not in a million years. Yet, I would eat them?
And it's quite embarrassing that what pushed me over the edge was the book Skinny *****. I needed some tough love. I needed someone to make the case that what I always knew in my heart was right. And more than that, it was common sense. Before that book I always thought about being a vegetarian, but never thought I could ever be a vegan.
I read it on new years morning in one sitting. And after I finished it, I knew it was time to change. My husband said I should take it slow, start with vegetarianism. But, honestly, my heart was made up. I was ready. So, now I'm a new vegan, trying to figure it all out.