So I recently became vegan when my friend Kelly (jaxin) was up for a visit
I am one of those people who has always had being vegan in the back of my mind. I just kept myself ignorant since I knew if i knew the truth about what i was putting into my mouth or wearing ... i wouldn't want it. I knew there was something wrong about hurting animals for my food or my clothes... but it was what was "normal", so thought it was ok. until recently.
I have Kelly to thank... really... we have been friends for a long time. Must be 6 or 7 years now. When she went vegan it started me thinking, even though i didn't realize it at the time. I told her i thought she was just a silly hippie, and kept myself in my ignorant bliss. When she came to visit, that all changed, and i realized what was going on in the back of my head.
She wanted to check out all the vegan stuff in Seattle. I went with her and ate a lot of what she ate... tried everything. It was then i realized, i realized that I could be ok without having to hurt animals, it was pointless, its not necessary ... I didn't have to!!! That made me so incredibly happy! I felt so much better about myself... I loved discovering all the wonderful things that made being vegan doable. Finding all the places in Seattle that i could go. It was kind of like Christmas... "omg!!! this is so good!" finding all these wonderful things. I just cant put it into words. I finally realized it was safe to open my eyes and stop being ignorant to those things that were wrong with consuming animal products.. I realized i could do it... that i had a very dear friend that would help me do it... that i didn't have to be afraid anymore.
So i did it... i have been vegan for probably close to 3 months now and loving every moment of it. I feel so much better mentally and physically as well as spiritually...
Other than the vegan stuff I am 27, really into music, web design, video games, movies... etc. Born and raised in the Seattle area and love it here. I have a little dog named Marla and yeah... thats it for now.