I am 22 years old and a
recent college grad. I love my cat, animals, painting my nails, and Lady Gaga. But most importantly, I am a vegetarian.
As a kid I lived by two food groups: chicken and potatoes. My dad doesn't eat red meat, and my mom is always on some diet or another. But as a child, food isn't a concern in life. I cared more about who I was sitting with at lunch, than what I was eating for lunch. One thing I was from that start, though, was an animal lover. I love my cats, the bugs outside, and the amazing animals at the zoo. And even as a kid, I donated some of my allowance to animal shelters. Until one night when I was 11 years old, eating my chicken fingers like always...
"Daddy, where do chicken nuggets come from?"
"Well, the chickens live on a farm, and then they leave the farm and get killed, and then they become chicken nuggets"
"So they DIE just so I can eat them?"
"I am never eating meat again!"
And that was that. Apart from a few mistakes, I have never eaten meat since then. As I grew older I refined my views and reasons for not eating meat. I learned about what happens at the slaughter houses and what eating meat does to the environment. However, I never strayed from my first reason, I don't believe animals should give their lives to be food for people.
11 years later and I am still going strong and loving every minute of it. Becoming a vegetarian has been the best decision I have ever made and the one I am most proud of myself for. Vegetarianism is part of my identity and I can never see myself eating meat again.
More about me:
Blogging has been an important part of my life since I started my first blog Claws Up, in November, which is primarily a nail art and polish blog. However, I got thinking that I would love to share my thoughts about the biggest part of my life: being a vegetarian.
I attended college in PA (not the most vegetarian friendly of places) and majored in Psychology, and minored in Biology and Anthropology, though biology is my true love. My goal is to be and animal behaviorist. I have been working at a doggy daycare for 6 months, and while I love the animals so much, I hate working at the front desk. I have live in NY my whole life, but my boyfriend of 3 years lives in PA. I love him very much and can't wait to be together someday.
I love my big brother more than anyone. A few years before I became a vegetarian, he gave up meat too. (Happy now? :-P Love ya)
More about my blog:
The goal of my blog is to be unlike the other vegetarian (and food) blogs out there. I don't find much time, or energy, to cook all the time. I will have some recipes, but what I want to highlight is the easiness of being a vegetarian. I will show some very simple (but delicious) recipes, plus tips to becoming and staying a vegetarian with out too much effort. I will show you guys the best vegetarian food brands, and most importantly, how to eat like a meat-eater without eating any meat.
I really hope you enjoy my blog, and that someone out there can read it and say "Wow, it is so easy to be a vegetarian, I think I am going to try it!"