I am a new vegan.
I made the "resolution" as of the beginning of the year, but it took me a few weeks into January before I made the final plunge. I love it; I love the explosion of new tastes and flavors that I've been allowed to explore, I love not having a stomachache and/or a headache after eating foods, I love (somewhat perversely, I would imagine) the look on people's faces when I tell them I've crossed over to the dark side.
I became a vegan for no reason other than to make my body stop hurting after eating. Only after I became vegan did I discover all the other amazing reasons that have caused me to believe a vegan diet is the (only) way to go: it saves animals (duh), it saves the earth, and it causes humans to live longer, healthier lives (I implore you to read The China Study and Skinny Bitch - they will totally change how you look at the role of animal protein in your diet).
Conversely, I am deeply invested in the care of our earth. I strive to recycle as many items as I can, to reduce my waste and consumption, and to limit my footprint on the world.
I want this blog to show how easy it is to live normally while altering just a few habits that will, in turn, make the world a better place. Happy reading!