Monday, 23 January 2017

Some changes

Soooo, it's been a long while since I've blogged. I would love to say that it's because I've been so busy with life - which is definitely partly true - however I mostly have had no idea what to talk about.

Since I last posted a lot has happened. Firstly, I graduated! After I graduated I went to Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia with my bestie. Since getting back to the UK I've been feeling a little lost. I can say that I definitely did not find myself in Asia. If anything, I lost myself. And, of course, the first question everyone has asked me since being back is: "So what are you going to do now?".... Gooooood question.

A major change in my life since my last post is that I have made the decision to become vegan. This started as a 30 day challenge I set myself to eat a plant-based diet, then 4 days in I watched "101 reasons to go vegan" on YouTube and decided I could never go back to my old ways! Whilst I wouldn't like to come across as preachy, I would recommend this video to everyone, no matter what your diet is. You can watch it here:



What I love the most about this video is how James explains the standard Western diet from a different perspective and suddenly it doesn't seem so standard or normal anymore. Does that make sense? What I'm trying to say is that I never realised how weird it is that we, as humans, drink the milk of another animal. Milk that is not intended for us, as humans. I dunno, just something to think about maybe.. 😇

Also, before anyone asks:
1. NO I am not lacking in protein now that I avoid animal products. ✌
2. YES I still eat a varied diet full of delicious junk food.. 😂
3. A plant-based diet is not bland or boring - proved by a vegan cake which my entire non-vegan family proclaimed was "delicious and didn't even taste vegan" 😂 (actually I think this point was pretty much the same as point 3, but it's something no one seems to believe so maybe saying it twice will stop the "but what do vegans even eat?!" comments).

This new lifestyle means I've been looking into new recipes (check out Bosh's facebook page!), new clothing brands and most excitingly new makeup!

I can't stress enough how important I believe it is that everyone makes the switch to cruelty-free brands! Controversially, when I was an undergraduate I saw animal research laboratories first hand. This was the most heartbreaking experience - even if it was for lifesaving medicines (why is it acceptable to risk the life of an alternate species in order to save our own?! Maybe a discussion for another day.. I know there are many reasons for animal research).

My new cruelty-free brand bible is Cruelty Free Kitty! This gal has an amazing blog - please go check it out and immerse yourselves in the world of cruelty-free beauty!

If you're in Swansea by any chance, there's a new store that is 100% vegan which has opened in the market - Brontosaurus (23b). If they don't sell something you really want to get your hands on they will try and order it in!

Well, that's all I've got to say for now.

🙈☮

P.S. Sorry for my terrible grammar, it's been a while since I had to write coherently.



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