Friday, August 3, 2012
no meat, no apologies
i don't like labels. black, white, southern, yankee, democrat, republican, liberal, hippie, yuppy, gay, straight..............................BUT, ever since i quit eating meat i sorta like adding vegetarian to identify who i am. i'm sure as time goes on 'vegan' will sound even better. my friend Sarah wrote a blog post today that made me ever more aware that i DO like labels when they represent what i believe in.
we get choices in life every day, but it's not often that we can choose something this BIG.....we get to make a choice that lessens pain for other creatures......every day when i wake up i am happy to be a vegetarian....i don't feel a loss, in fact i feel like i have gained a tremendous amount. i feel liberated...relieved to be living a lifestyle that is more Me....i dare say, i'm even proud of my choice. proud because i have stuck with it this time....proud because i always knew this was my path but i didn't have the willpower to stick with it, or the timing wasn't right, who knows. either way, i'm glad i have folks like Sarah in my life that can write a blog post like she did and validate how i choose to live, and also point out that it just isn't possible to keep quiet about something just because it makes others uncomfortable.
speaking of not keeping quiet, i have been altering my etsy shop a bit, not only with what i am creating, but how it represents me and how i choose to live life. life should be fun, and i intend to go about it in that way from now on.