MY JOURNEY WITH VEGETARIANISM: PART 1

Disclaimer: In no way is the post to persuade people. It’s simply outlining my experiences and thoughts. 

Growing up in a European family meant always eating bolognese, schnitzel, meatballs, antipasto platters with prosciutto, ham and salami. Every meal I ate consisted of some sort of meat product. When I was younger, I was okay with this. I didn’t think any differently and I was never told (as silly as this sounds) that meat was an animal.

As I got older, I started to educate myself more on the impact eating meat has on the world and watched people close to like my brother become vegetarian and close friends become vegan. Late last year, I decided it was time to do it. I lasted a month. A month of enjoying not eating meat before I got sooooooooo drunk, ate a chicken kebab (shoutout to King St Kebabs) and missed the taste.

I did feel guilty. But my whole diet for 20 years was customed to eating meat. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to try again, but honestly I didn’t feel ready. It sounds silly, just cutting an ingredient from your diet… but for me it was more than that. It’s a social thing. I didn’t want to be that person that had to say no to a restaurant because there were no vegetarian options. I didn’t want to have dinner at a friends house and say no to what they cooked because it had meat in it.

Two months ago, my boyfriend Mitch and I were having a discussion with my brother and we agreed to give it ago. Two months later, Mitch hasn’t touched meat (…. he’s one of those people that puts their minds to things and smashes it) (I hate those people!). I cheated hear and there but I did reduce the amount I was having as much as I could till I was no longer eating it.

I now have not been eating meat for almost a month now and I can honestly I do not miss it. Well… I do miss it, because it makes life easier to cook a meal but I don’t miss the taste. I don’t miss a slab of steak on my plate, or grilled chicken in my burger.

I’m going to make posts hear and there updating about my journey, because I know so many people who are scared to give it a go! Like me, I was so worried about making a change in my lifestyle, but once you do it, you realise it’s not as bad as it may seem.

Leave a comment telling me your experiences with vegatarianism / veganism. What are your thoughts on it?

 

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6 LESSONS TO IMPROVE YOUR HAPPINESS

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Your life is YOUR life. I know… it’s stating the obvious right? But to be the happiest you can be, means that sometimes you need to put yourself before anyone else.

Hate gets you nowhere. Putting all your energy into hating on someone or more importantly, hating on yourself doesn’t do much for you. I much rather put my energy into something a lot more positive. Like my blog hehe.

Your mental health is more important than money. This is a little hypocritical of me as sometimes I over-work myself and completely ruin myself, but no amount of money can beat a good mental health state. Take the time out if you need to. A good manager always understands.

Find a hobby. A hobby always makes people happy. Blogging for me is my biggest hobby and sitting down, writing  and sharing my content with the world makes me one happy little girl.

Have a self care day. You know how you go shopping with friends, have pamper sessions with your friends and spend time with your friends? Do the same with yourself. When I get the chance, I always try and take myself out of the house, even if it’s just down to my local shopping centre. I loooooove my own company.

You’re not alone. In a world of 7 billion people, there’s always someone.

 

THE NEW AND IMPROVED

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This blog has had a little makeover – and by makeover I mean I’ve deleted all my content to start again. So for my followers from the start, welcome to the new and improved blog. For the new ones, pretend you didn’t read this.

So why have I deleted all my content? I am such a firm believer of being true to yourself and being who you are and I felt on here I wasn’t. I take my creativity seriously and I am always hard on myself but I don’t want to try and act like someone I’m not for the sake of  likes or follows.

I’ve always said this, being a full-time blogger would be exceptional, but making this blog isn’t for the huge online presence or money for me. It’s about creating content (on here and my YouTube channel) that’s important enough to potentially help someone. I am passionate about so many things which you’ll begin to learn as I share more content but the one thing that I love more than anything is being able to help other people and hopefully inspire someone to be who they really want to be.

So this is where we’re at now. My content will be a mix of everything and hopefully it’s better than last time.

But for now… enjoy!

C. xx

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https://claudiabonnici.wordpress.com/about/