Have you ever thought of quitting being vegan because it all feels too hard?
I certainly have. I was an off-and-on again vegetarian for many years and then when I first became a vegan it didn’t stick. I kept returning to a vegetarian or pescetarian diet because I came up against lots of challenges that I wasn’t sure how to face. One of the biggest challenges for me was how to communicate with others about my diet. I would constantly hear…
“Don’t you miss cheese?" "Do you just eat veggies?"
“Where do you get your protein?" "Why are you a vegan?"
“No way, I need milk in my coffee!” " We're meant to eat meat. We always have."
Phewww, I was so tired of other people’s uninformed questions and comments. I’d get stressed and triggered all the time in social situations.
After my failed attempts at sticking to a vegan diet I finally did more research and some inner investigating/deeper work on my motives and communication skills, and soon after became a fully committed vegan. There’s no turning back now! I easily stick to my diet and lifestyle choice. I confidently honour my values now without being triggered by others’ opinions.
I see so many new vegans get stuck with the same problem so I’ve put together a starter workbook for beginner vegans around communication. It’s my small contribution towards helping them transition a little more smoothly to the vegan life. You can request a copy here: Shrinking to Shining E-Workbook.
So, onward courageous carrots!