*sigh* This has been quite the journey for me. I'm a recent vegetarian, and a brand spanking new vegan. The diet is great! I'm loving it. However the social aspect is killing me. I feel like I have lost touch with almost everyone. Strangely enough my family (parents and sister) are being extremely supportive, but they live on the other side of the country!
Anyways, I've finally got my husband on track with me, at least as far as support goes. He is now a lot more supportive than at the beginning, and is even standing up for me in front of most of my friends. Until I wanted to get rid of the leather jacket he got me as a present a few years back. Mind you, he was okay with me giving up my other 2 leather jackets. But this one caused us to have a huge fight. He says I am taking this too far, and that I'm not saving any lives by giving up the jacket, but I'm hurting him by giving up a gift that he put a lot of thought into. When I think about what he says, it makes a lot of sense. Before I knew the horrors of our meat industry I loved this jacket!
Even if I keep the jacket, when and where would I wear it? I'm trying to make vegan friends! How am I supposed to do that sporting a RED
I've talked to hubby about how I feel about the whole meat industry and my reasons for becoming vegan...and he says he is supportive of all that. In fact, he's switched to free range meat as a result...and he is eating almost all of my vegan meals, which I have to say is shocking the hell out of me as he hates vegetables. It's just this damned leather jacket! He feels that because he gave it to me as a gift, it defies all vegan logic.
The worse part is, all my friends are obviously on his side! My best friend tells me I'm a fool for even considering getting rid of that jacket. In fact, she is mad that it doesn't fit her. They all think I'm crazy
I'm just confused!