hey there. been on a little mini-break from work, and decided a mini-break from blogging was probably an ok idea too. (that decision was also based on the fact that im visiting my aunt jean, who is sans internet – i have, however, found my way over to a little coffee place in byron, il, which unlike starbucks, has FREE internet).
the vegan thing always is hardest when im with my family, because food is such a strong part of our social interactions. last night they ate a family favorite – tuna pizza, while i sat to the side with noodles and spaghetti sauce mixed with corn. and today for breakfast i ordered a pb&J while they ate melty cheese sandwiches.
i will point out though that this is the easiest first week of veganism ive ever had. the first time i did this, the only food i really knew was safe was rice, steamed vegetables and vegan chik’n. however, the world has greatly opened up since then, and my family also has learned a thing or too. my aunt even bought me veggie dogs today, and made sure to look for the little vegan symbol on the back.
and they have grown much less likely to call me crazy (at least in person) about the whole thing.
i have high hopes for this effort, and my commitment to the cause i think is best illustrated by my recent year-long subscription to VegNews, a vegan magazine. that way, if im tempted to quit, i’ll get a regular reminder in my mailbox.
and who knows, maybe, hopefully, one day, i myself will stop thinking vegans are weird, and i’ll instead start to think of the whole thing like i currently think of vegetariansm — just another normal thing i do. 🙂