Wow, I am really terrible at this blogging thing. However, I finally feel I am ready to be vocal about my passions. Do I care less about what people think about me? Yes, every year that passes, I care less and less about other people’s judgments.
What has changed? I have learned to stop caring about being perfect, but in a different way than I first mentioned in my blog post almost 2 years ago titled “Perfectionism”.
For example, I said in the post that I would no longer have the veggie burger at a particular restaurant that has egg and milk in the bun and felt bad about eating it one time knowing that the bun wasn’t vegan. I’ve changed my mind. It’s not that serious! I would never eat an egg, and I will never drink milk or cheese, but the same burger I mentioned 2 years ago is in walking distance to my house, is quick and convenient, and I’m not in a f’n cult, vegan police are dumb, and I’m an adult. No one is going to make me feel bad about that.
If the burger place offered a vegan-friendly bun, would I get it? Absolutely, everytime. I did ask them about it, but two years later, they are still not going to change their bun, and my single protest won’t help. But, unfortunately, I can’t promote their delicious veggie burger to the vegan groups I am in because it’s not completely vegan (the patty is completely vegan). Too bad for them, because I could get them probably about 50 new customers. Next time I see the owner, I will ask again though and explain that I want to promote their burger, but in the meantime, I’m going to eat the burger as is with no mayo.
Besides that, during my journey, I’ve discovered a lot of hacks, have tried to inspire others, and have still not met my goal of eating a more whole foods plant based diet. But, I will continue to learn and try and progress. And this time… I really hope to write regularly, and not go a whole year between postings.