I was a vegetarian for seven years coming up on my 8th year anniversary when I found out about Veganuary.
There were a lot of things that I had done in the past to help animals: bought cruelty-free products, signed petitions, I even did the Fast Against Slaughter for 36 hours straight! I was told that being vegan would be the best thing that I could do for the animals due to the horrors of the dairy industry, so I decided to go for it. Why not give myself a month and see how easy it would be? Admittedly, I was a bit nervous due to all the “you’re going to miss cheese” comments.
I am now coming up on one whole month as a vegan, and I have never felt better in my life! I’ve lost weight, I have so much more energy than I did before. It’s a grand new experience. The people I’ve met will be forever friends that I will keep dear to my heart. Thank you all for your support, and thank you Veganuary for giving me this chance to go vegan and stay that way!