You are what you eat.
what you eat does not determine who you are.
A LONG (and I am talking LONG long time ago I won a give-a-way from Kelsey)
I was so excited when it arrived all the way from Canada.
Is she not the cutest thing?
Anyways the package contained the Skinny Bitch book which I was excited to read – me being an avid reader of such things. The package also included a Herbivore Tee and a Vegan Bumper Sticker……
Yes, I eat a plant based diet but I am not a herbivore existing solely from plants.
I have herbivore vegan days and meals. A lot.
I kind of tucked the Tee away as I felt like it was somehow “wrong” for me to wear it or display the sticker because…well…because!
Honey, does this shirt make me look hypocritical?
I figured I’d pass it along to one of my many vegan beloveds.
I recently changed the way I think. With the growing awareness of vegetarian and vegan rationale not to mention it’s popularity and TRENDINESS (although paleo is now the new vegan. sigh), I noticed many people having food guilt or something like that.
“I feel so bad, I just can’t give up cheese”
“I tried vegetarian but I just need meat..I feel like a failure”
I just want to say “RELAX!” I mean, it’s just food. Every vegetarian/vegan meal or choice is a win-win for the universe. But you don’t have to assign yourself a strict set of labels if you’re not feeling it.
If you truly “miss” the stuff…maybe your choice to go vegan wasn’t made for the right reasons anyways. I feel like your paradigm of what “food” is shifts for the most part when you come to a dietary epiphany.
But what do I know.
Anywhoo…I whipped out my shirt and claimed it as my own. Because. Veganism. I’m a fan. I’m a supporter.
But I am not a label.
I also added the bumper sticker to my collection on my fridge.
I believe it’s true….so why not?
I’m off to go eat some farm raised shrimp. Maybe one day …something will click and I will think “aw hail NAW nasty” but until then I think “aw hail YEAH” and remember that it is what is, things are what they are, I am what I am and I do what I
want can afford.