By my own surprise I am typing the words I Am Doing Veganuary.
It was only decided on impulse a few days ago when I watched a YouTube video by Holly Exley talk about it, then one of my best friends shared a post on Facebook.
You can guess what it means if you’ve never heard of it – going vegan for January.
And what’s the point in it?
Well, I’m not sure because for my partner and I it’s just a challenge. I’m not going to indulge in facts and preach it to others, I’m not sharing the message of being a vegan – it’s simply a project, and I do love a project.
Plus I have been a vegetarian for 4 years – and being a veggie is a moral thing for me – so I don’t feel the need to watch any more documentaries etc. Nah mate, I’m a veggie and I’m cool with that at the moment.
I feel like it’s going to be pretty easy for myself. If I were to go from eating meat to this (like my partner) I can imagine it’s a struggle. 4 years a veggie has been my training I think. I’ve been through the stages of feeling empowered, then feeling disgusted by meat, then indifferent etc. (But you never stop missing bacon). So it’s going to be pretty normal I assume.
Where as for my partner this is HUGE, and I think it’s pretty cool he is trying it. I sit here on my laptop imaging that today, on day 2, he is day dreaming about McDonald’s. I’ve been there.
I’m not hoping for anything other than to do it – I feel like there’s generally a goal with these things…
I suppose I’d like to try new foods and try alternatives for animals byproducts that I currently use – and keep to it.
First day discovery – rice milk is actually nice and very similar to cows milk.
I am not a very good cook, there’s not a lot of cooking knowledge in me other than a nice pasta sauce so it’ll be interesting to say the least. I’ll like to share what I’ve been trying though, regardless of how gross it may turn out (only because of my inabilities, not the recipe).
And here is my partners input that he is sharing with his friends. You can follow him in Instagram if you’d like to see more of his trolling.
Anyway, that’s my January so far.
Looking good, Billy Ray! Feeling good, Louis!
(Other than this flu/chest infection that won’t go away)