The new year is already 2 weeks old- I really enjoy this new, fresh days. A new year as the power to be everything we would like it to be. A new year makes me always realize how thankful I am for this life I am living- for the person I am and for the people I know close to me or in different countries.
A new year always shows me that you have choices. There are so many possibilities out there and the only thing you have to do is just pick it like it is a fruit and enjoy it! You can always become the person you would love to be. You can always seek for joy and adventures. You know, its waiting just behind the next corner! 😀
If there are things in your life that bothers you- a relationship, which is poisoning or a job that does a lot but do not makes you feel good. Take the challenge and DO something. A new year is a new beginning!
Last year was a brilliant year for me and it ended fantastic. For the year of 2012 I chose not to pic a “Word of the year”
simply because I don’t feel the need of it this time. This past year gave me so much joy, mental strength and self-fulfilment that I don’t need to focus on something in particular this year.
I do have to say that I challenged myself in the last 4 weeks to reflect the way I eat. I actually dont know exactly when this started and why but I inhaled every bit of information about a Vegan lifestyle. I do can remember that I was watching a show on TV and they asked the challenging question: ” What kind of person would you like to be?”
A simple question from the outside but it has so much power if you dig deeper into it and let it grow inside you. I asked myself this question again and again.
I managed to already grow as a person in the past (build up a positive attitude, being thankful and forgiving. Have healthy and stable relationship…) but this question above generated a few new ones in my head in a way that surprised myself. It challenged me to think about my attitude about my Food consumption.
Linn, would you like to be a person that tolerates that small male chickens get killed (, because they don’t give eggs in the end) only because you want to eat eggs?
Linn, would you like to be a person who enjoys a piece of meat ( I do love bacon) and ignores the fact that an animals die for YOUR satisfaction?
Linn, would you be a person that simply do not care and reflect that animals die and be exploited every day so that I can have a roasted Dinner, a weekend- breakfast-egg or my amounts of milk?
The answer to this few questions is NO! I don’t want to be a person who is involved in any violence or animal harming action! So I faced the consequenses:
I read a lot of articles on the internet, went to local shops and observed the supermarkets about vegan food and I was totally surprised about how many products they have. I ordered a Soy Latte to go to try it and bought vegan cheese.
It isn’t that easy though as you are constantly “working” against your own habits. But it isnt only the habits you need to change- you need to change the thinking that animals havent got rights and only have the purpose to feed or please humanity.
For now I do not put myself onto so much pressure. I do not eat meat, which is easy as I havent eat meat that often already. I reduce the amount of eggs and milk and try new and different recipes. I will slowly add more and more vegan products to everyday life.
For me going vegan is a process, which takes a while but I feel this is a right step. 🙂
Please let me know if you have any tips, links or recipes you like and want me to try. I would also love to know what you think about Vegetraism and vegan Lifestyle or if you ever questioned your lifestyle.
Here some links if you want to digg deeper into Vegan: