It's not all about foodPosted by veganomically Fri, August 09, 2013 20:16:22
The balance that being a vegan brings to my life has made me further examine other areas that I believe would benefit from refreshing. I have a fairly addictive personality and am trying not to become consumed with all things vegan and all things natural, having said that it would be remiss of me if I didn't take the time to re-evaluate.
There are a number of variables in life that at any time should be aligned; family and love, health, career, money, happiness. It's rare that any one person has all these elements aligned as the planets are on occasion. One of the elements will be more important at any time and its a case of knowing which element is the more important at a particular point. If you don't understand what you're focused on how can you hope to truly deliver of achieve what you are trying to?
Over the next few weeks I'm going to take the time to plot out the trajectory of my life, see where I want to be and what steps I need to take to achieve that and see how it all relates back to my being a vegan. I know somehow its all inferconnected and look forward to sharing what I discover with you.
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It's not all about foodPosted by veganomically Fri, August 02, 2013 16:12:26
One of the most interesting aspects of this new life has been peoples' questions around the non-food side of things. 'But you're wearing a leather belt and shoes how can you be a vegan?'
My view is quite clear, I won't be buying any new animal derived products, whether that be for the home or for my person. If I were to dispose of all the products I have I think in a way that is more disrespectful to the unwillingly source of the product. I'll wear them till they wear out and then dispose of them appropriately. I'm sure there's lots of other options, replace everything now (that has an impact in terms of the resources needed to make new products and of course has a financial implication). Hand everything over to a charity shop, but again that doesn't take the product out of circulation.
I've quickly realised that to become totally removed from animal related products I would have to live a solitary life on a desert island somewhere. Avoiding being in a car, flying on a place, almost everything unfortunately has a animal connection somewhere along the line. My aim is to avoid as far as possible making use of or owning any products related to an animal.
If I can do that I'll consider myself to be a vegan.