I have always done fairly well in most aspects of my life: school, relationships, hobbies, etc.
But, I have never really pushed myself to do something amazing,
something that would challenge me greatly.
Turning 18 made me feel like I really need to start challenging myself, start working towards bigger and better things to begin living the life I want to live, which is far from mediocre.
I want to start fully living the beliefs and values I have acquired through my life experiences.
I have started this blog to document my journey on becoming who I really want to be.
I feel it is a good outlet for my personal goals and it will encourage me to keep going with them since I want to post about my progress.
My first step in my journey is to become a vegetarian.
This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time, having learnt that doing so is soooo much healthier for ourselves, other animals and the environment.
There doesn't seem to be a reason NOT to become a vegetarian, other than my (and family's) love of the taste of meat.
So I know it won't be easy. I am going to take it slow to make sure I don't feel deprived and increase my chances of failing.
Step 1: All meals I make or buy for myself, from now on, will be vegetarian.
I feel this is a good place to start.
I still live at home and coming home from a long day of school or work, hungry and tired, with a hot meal (most likely including some sort of meat) waiting on the table for me is, I hate to say it,
extremely hard to resist.
So, until I move out (hopefully ASAP!), I will most likely eat meat when my parents prepare it for our family meals. Otherwise, I can freely choose what I put into my mouth when I make or buy it.
And from now on
I declare on this fourth day of April, 2013, will be meatless!
I refuse to be one of those vegetarians who nourish themselves with only chips, cheese and cookies.
I am nutritionally educated enough to know that there are tons of extremely healthy vegetarian foods out there, and I will continue to find evermore ways of cooking them oh-so deliciously!
Wish me luck! (And feel free to dispense any vege-advice if you have some)
New blogger, Miss "Wanna-be-Vege" Booth.