In honor of this significant occasion, I am offering two things:
1. I will be going through my old posts and picking my favorites to share with you once again. That way, new readers and old-timers alike can all enjoy the full spectrum of this blog.
2. I will be working with a few really great companies to offer you some free stuff. After all, without you, I wouldn't be here today, writing this, and this is the best way I know how to share my gratitude and appreciation.
I need to extend, first and foremost, a HUMONGOUS thank you to each and every person who has ever glanced upon these pages. This little blog started out as a hobby and has evolved into so much more, and that's all because I am inspired every time I see a comment or a link to one of my articles.
Without further ado, and to get things rolling, I'd like to share with you my very first post, which shared my mission statement for this blog. From the very beginning, I've always been focused on offering a fresh approach on living a sustainable, healthy and whole life.
Enjoy and, truly, thank you.
|here I am in January of 2008! I am attending the wedding of a dear college friend, and it was at that wedding that I decided to officially go vegan|
Original Post Date: February 19, 2008
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!