Oh, well, uh… hey there. Been a while. Like, 19 months or something crazy like that. I’ve gone back and forth between starting a whole new blog, giving blogging up entirely or pressing onward with this one. You see, after I graduated in 2012, I realized that I was not living a healthy life. I was very unbalanced, in more ways than just diet and fitness. A year later- last November- I began transitioning away from veganism after living the lifestyle for over two years. I could write a thousand posts on this, and someday I’ll write one (maybe two), but recently two bloggers that I regularly read “came out” as not being vegan anymore (here and here). I was both inspired by and nervous for them. Inspired because listening to your body and doing what is right for YOU is a wonderful, brave, beautiful thing. And I was nervous because people can be downright nasty when it comes to judging others’ lifestyle choices (just read through the comments on those two posts for a taste).
My new motto over the last 7 months has been something along the lines of BE TRUE TO YOU, and I had to take a step back from my vegan blog in order to do that. I do hope to return in one way or another now that I’m feeling good and have totally done away with any lifestyle labels. But I really wish we could all just fucking get along. Let people do what they need to do and leave them the heck alone. If you’re vegan, that’s awesome. Show people how accessible and easy it can be, talk about why you’re vegan, but BE NICE ABOUT IT. The majority of my experience with the vegan lifestyle was nothing but positive, but I did run across some very “passionate” folks that made me feel like total shit when I started eating eggs and meat again. Instead of running for the kale, I survived on little more than fried chicken and cheese for a couple of months. You can’t shit-talk or scare someone into being vegan. Or straight. Or Baptist.
Anyway, that’s that. I just wanted to speak up on behalf of Carrie and Jordan. I also really wanted to say, “hi.” I’m still here, and I’m doing better than ever.