Hi, I'm Rush and I wanna be a vegan.
My story goes like this: In May, this year, I went veggie cold turkey (no pun intended). Actually, I got sick of eating meat and even got to the point where I couldn't even stand the sight of a piece of meat in front of me. I admit, I enjoyed chicken and fish, but I gave it up just like that and I don't miss it.
My family, a clan of committed meat eaters were highly amused by my decision (I am a bit of a drama queen) and were convinced that I was doing this simply to attract attention to myself. They even tried to seduce me with all kinds of meat and chicken dishes, but I stuck to my guns.
The thing is, it's surprisingly easy to be vegetarian - I was never a big flesh eater and I love veggies! I usually eat the veggie version of what my family eats. Even at family and friends, I just eat the veggies, rice and salads and I'm satisfied. Yesterday, we ate out at a seafood restaurant and I was still able to eat heartily - I had a delicious baby marrow, mushroom and brussel sprout salad with roasted sweet potatoes - yum!
As for going vegan, I know I can do it. Dairy is such an unnecessary thing. There is an abundance of yummy things in the plant kingdom and no one has to suffer for one to enjoy it. I'm already part-vegan - I eat my wheat cereal (we call it Weetbix) with boiled water. It's amazing how much the taste has improved. My only weakness is cheese, but it's not as important to me as standing my convictions.
Thanks for reading this and any suggestions are welcome!