Yesterday I decided to go vegetarian. I didn’t have any reasons left not to.

I’ve had many great inspirations, and I’ve been eating mostly vegetarian food for about half a year now so the transition won’t be that much of an effort, and there are so many awesome vegan stuff out there, and more is coming, so I don’t think it’ll be very hard. I will most likely go vegan as well at some point but I don’t want to make too much change at once so I might risk getting discouraged, and we’re trying to work out how to make awesome food together at home as well, and going vegan straight away might be too big a step for us.

It feels very good, even being only on the second day. Making up my mind did a lot for my mental health and well-being. I feel free in some way, like I’ve been carrying a big secret and now it’s out. And I feel I’m not betraying my animal friends anymore (at least not as much, I’m still not vegan. At least some of the things CAN be produced while still treating animals gently and lovingly, unlike meat where you can’t avoid killing. But not at the mass production rate we’re going with today.)

I’ve been calling myself a wannabe-vegetarian for a while, but I still unconsciously put off stop eating animals for some reason. Maybe I was afraid of change, or maybe I wasn’t ready yet. But I’ve been feeling pretty bad supporting vegan diet while still going on not doing anything myself, and many times I met other vegans and vegetarians I felt a bit bad because I envied them, and I couldn’t find any excuses for not eating vego-style as well. Important note: These excuses were for myself only, no one has ever tried pushing vegan och vegetarian lifestyle on me.

However, yesterday when we were doing some shopping plans for food I came to the insight that change can only happen in the present moment (#thepowerofnow, fuck yeah!) and understood that it was time, and talked with my girlfriend about it. We changed a few things on the shopping list, went shopping, and got back home and made the best darn pizza I’ve had in a long time.

So far many have showed me love and support for my decision (both vegans and not), and many of the same people have been great inspirations to me. Thank you! ❤