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. I am in no way perfect.
It will still have a strong beauty vibe and I still have an issue with some brands selling into china wheer animal testing is mandatory, but that’s down to each of us to make that decision on where we stand on that spectrum. I personally still use products that don’t test on animals in the EU, but may in China.
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.