My Vegan Journey
My vegan journey began when I watched Cowspiracy. That was the first time I considered going vegan. I never knew that eating meat had such a massive impact on the environment. After the documentary I ran to the kitchen and opened the fridge and freezer to see what I had to eliminate. And it were a lot of things… I kind of tried to eat plant-based then but I got a bit discouraged. I ended up just cutting out meat as much as ‘possible’ and switching to a plant-based butter.
One year later, I started traveling again.
During this trip I was sometimes vegetarian and sometimes vegan. I kept switching back and forth because of temptations and insecurity. I felt ashamed of having to admit that I didn’t want to eat meat. Especially when I was staying at other people’s houses. I was scared that I would annoy them since they were cooking for me.
After 8 months of travelling, I went to a yoga retreat in Sydney where I was going to volunteer. At this retreat they only eat vegetarian meals and have a lot of vegan options. I decided that this was THE best time to fully go vegan. And I did. My world opened up. I never thought that vegan food could be SO delicious.