Oh hi. Veganism
I’ve been away for a while. I know. This is exactly how I have opened most of my writing throughout 2019.
The last post I wrote was around May, so yep, I’ve had a few months off. In that time, I have moved home. I bought my first little apartment all on my own. I’ve been busy spending time on making it mine and spent some time travelling. Nowhere far, just some places where I also feel really at home.
It has changed. Slightly, and I need to do a lot of work to get it to a point where I am happy with its content. So, what’s changed?
If you have followed any of my lifestyle posts, you will have seen over the past couple of years, I have been making steps towards a vegan lifestyle. At first, I was following a pescatarian diet and earlier this year gave up dairy. The question in my mind when I wrote that was, “am I on a road to Veganism”?
Fast forward to October. I am now wholly meat and dairy-free and, where possible I am also looking to include that ethical stance in my consumerism. By that I mean, the beauty products I buy, the household products I buy and looking at fashion with more of an ethical view. I also wasn’t enjoying the content I was writing.
The truth is I’ve missed my blog, it was my baby. But something I fell out of love with.
I still like writing about beauty, but I want to give you more of me. I want to write about the things that make me who I am and the things I stand for and believe in. I want to share things I genuinely love and hope others do too.
I am in no way perfect. To sit here writing this and to say I am would be completely hypocritical. No animal meat will ever pass my lips and that I am 100% sure of, but there are, on occasion, things can be out of your control. I try and make vegan choices with food 99% of the time and I am slowly adapting other areas of my life to follow suit.
So where does this leave the blog? I really don’t want to give the blog a vegan activist vibe at all. that’s not what I am here to do. However, anything I write about will be vegan. I do not want to endorse anything that in any way harms an animal.
It will still have a strong beauty theme, but I do plan on creating some content around ‘easy vegan’. What do I mean by easy vegan? Well, just some recipes, beauty, lifestyle swaps that can help reduce the effect we have on both animals and our planet, but in a way that is easy to adopt.
I heard a great quote this week.
We can’t all do everything, but we can all do something
Whether that something is going meat-free one meal a week, swapping one product to vegan, taking the bus to town on a Saturday rather than drive, enjoying oat milk in coffee rather than dairy, these small steps can create such an enormous impact.
I’m on a journey and I am still learning too. I hope you stick around, learn with me and enjoy some content that is coming from my heart.