This New “Vegan Lifestyle” Thing I’m Doing…

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Yo, I know it’s been awhile! So for the past three months I have been transitioning into a vegan lifestyle. This lifestyle has been of my interest since high school, but lacking the resources and information on how to begin has prolonged the beginning of my journey until now. 

The beginning of this semester I eliminated meat and dairy from my diet. A bit insane you think? This was the perfect time to begin because I live off campus now and have my own space and funds to make these decisions. My roommate happened to be a vegetarian, so there wasn’t much temptation around the house!

As most, being a broke college student I was concerned about the financial aspect of veganism. I discovered that it’s extremely affordable shopping at Aldi! Naturally, I had a few mishaps with eating products that contains dairy and ate fish a few times (vegan twitter would rant about that).

This lifestyle is helping me become more conscious of the foods and products I choose to put in and on my body. As it has a positive impact on the environment, my physical, mental and spiritual health. I still have a lot to learn, but I can offer tips and resources on how you can begin your journey. However, keep in mind that it’s essential to go at your own pace and discover what works best for you.

Photo:

  1. Quinoa, pinto beans, sautéed spinach, avocado on toasted wheat wrap.
  2. Organic spinach leaves, organic arugula, cucumbers, green peppers, onion, and avocados with garlic vinaigrette dressing.
  3. Kale, banana, blueberries, almond milk, ice & flax seeds.

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toughest times sparked my greatest creativity 

so I never abhor my tribulations because they always revealed the best parts of me

best parts of me that were hard to see

hidden beneath insecurities,
developed subconsciously.

analyzed the societal lies & prophecies. 

which led me closer to my godly.

I had to keep digging deep

until it soared & seeped through me. 

Introspection.

 I gotta dig deeper.

Where vulnerability is no longer my fear but my path to pure bliss.

Where my heart is fully open to love. 

Where my past doesn’t allow me to play victim whenever someone comes along.

Where negativity sits by the tide but doesn’t move me offshore.

Where happiness exists outside of the materialistic things.

Where my mind & body is relaxed, not affected by anxiety.

I gotta dig deeper, for all I desire is already within me.