18. Colorado. I love animals and baseball.
I’m ready for big things to begin.
Two days ago was my one year anniversary of being a vegetarian. I get asked if it is hard. In all honesty it really isn’t hard for the reasons people think. I do get cravings for things, but when I think about the reasons why I do it then it makes it so much easier. That isn’t the hard part. The hard part is dealing with people who criticize my choices. I do not call people out for eating meat, but they surely call me out for being vegetarian. The hardest thing about being a vegetarian is looking at people who don’t share my philosophy. I may say “it’s okay” or “I don’t mind if you eat meat”, but to be honest it really does bother me. It will always bother me due to the reasons I am a vegetarian. I am doing it for the animals, the health benefits are just a plus. I don’t want to use animals as commodities; therefore, I try to cut out as many animal products as I can. It is a challenge, but I know I am saving or bettering the lives of animals. I will never be okay watching people eat other animals, but I will try my best to never judge someone because of it. I am judged every day for being a vegetarian whether it be by strangers, friends, or family. I am happy with my life choice and I never want to eat meat again. I want to continue on my path of cutting out animal products to becoming vegan eventually. One day I hope everyone understands my philosophy and truly thinks about their own.