So I’ve been a vegetarian for 2.5 years now, and what can I say? I don’t really miss meat.
I gave it a go when I was younger but I barely lasted 6 months, so my parents didn’t take me as seriously when I wanted to become a vegetarian the second time round. But I stuck to it and now my mum is a vegetarian too! She’s got other reasons though, I didn’t influence her much.
Anyhow so I figured I could talk about how being a vegetarian has impacted my life! I was originally gonna talk about all the health benefits but I’m not exactly an expert so I figured I should avoid those topics for now. This is a collab with the lovely Lana, go over and check out her post on veganism! After you finish mine of course!
So, why did I become a vegetarian in the first place? And how?
I’ll be honest, I feel like my story is a little odd. But here we go, we currently have two pet budgies but before these two we had a different pair. I called them Ezekiel (Zeke) and Crowley. I was really into Supernatural at the time, clearly. Crowley was a short pudgy little bird and all was well for the first few weeks. And then Crowley died, it was awful. It all happened in about half an hour but it felt like hours and I could tell that he suffered. I’m not sure what happened to me but in that moment a switch flipped in my brain and I couldn’t stomach the idea of ever eating meat again. So I didn’t and here I am two and half years later.
Since then, my love for animals has only grown exponentially and I cry at dog’s trust adverts. (He found his person!!!)
I became a vegetarian because of Crowley but I stayed a vegetarian because of my love for animals. At the beginning I was tempted every so often but I knew that if I did give in that I’d feel so guilty and it wouldn’t be worth it so I didn’t go for it. Now, for the most part, the sight and smell of meat alone makes me gag a little so I suppose I can say I’m safe.
I think that’s all I’ve got for today! Make sure you go check out Lana‘s post and I’ll see you in my next one!
Until next time 🍁