Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a vegetarian, I remember I felt like eating animals for our survival was unnecessary and cruel, but my family didn't understand this, they were very conservative, I even had a relative that owned a farm that produced different meat products. I was taught that feeling compassion for animals was wrong and I was forced to continue eating meat but I hated it so much I remember I would chew it and then spit in a napkin when no one was watching, so I didn't have to swallow it. Unfortunately, with the years, I got used to it and I continued to consume animal products.
When I was about to turn 17 I moved out, I left the country in which I had lived most of my life, I started a new life on my own. I came to realize that I didn´t want to buy or cook or eat animals anymore, and that I didn´t actually have a reason for most of the things I was doing, I was just doing what I had been taught to be “right”, but in my heart, a lot of these things were not right at all. I realized I hadn’t listened to my heart for many years, in a lot of different areas of my life. So I went vegetarian and slowly started questioning things more.
I was a vegetarian for 2 years approximately , I quickly stopped drinking any milk because I also started listening to my body and I realized that it didn’t make me feel very well, so instead I had coconut milk or almond milk. A few months before turning vegan I started to be very interested in health, nutrition and general well-being in all levels, not just physical, so I did a lot of research and all the pieces of the jigsaw started to come together.
One day, 5 months ago today, I watched a documentary on Youtube and I finally got educated, I learnt about animal cruelty I wasn´t aware of, the way everything works, how animals are used, how harmful animal products are for humans and how environmentally unsustainable this is. I did some research that same night and went vegan straight away. I went Raw Till 4, inspired by Freelee the banana girl.
Best decision I ever made in my life.
For the people that think that becoming vegan must be hard, I just have one thing to say; you will never know until you try, and if you try, make sure you choose a vegan diet that makes you thrive, cause there will be one.
I eat mostly raw and I cannot say enough how amazing this feels…My digestion is so much better, I never feel heavy, bloated or tired after a meal, my skin, hair and nails are a lot healthier, I have this amazing balanced energy, this pure bliss, my mind is so much clearer (I used to have anxiety), I feel grounded, inspired and strong. Nature is wise, once you provide your body the best, you will feel and look your best.
I truly love animals, I appreciate this planet and I just wish everyone could experience what being truly healthy feels like. I believe that all living beings deserve to be loved and respected so I will speak up for the voiceless no matter what.
I continue learning about this every single day, I am extremely passionate about it, about becoming the best version of myself so I can give as much as I can to the world.
Becoming a vegan has changed my life, I know I will never go back. To know that you´re not supporting something cruel and unnecessary, to know that that you are treating your body as a temple, taking selfless, conscious decisions, being more respectful towards The Earth, to have a purpose is just so fulfilling. To understand this message has taught me many things, and it has given me another reason to live.
Know that you can be part of a change, you´ve got the power, you can save lives, you can bring awareness and love, you don´t have to conform and follow everyone else. Most people are scared of those that are brave enough to be different, but don´t let that ever stop you from doing what you want to do. They´ll also be drawn to the love you´ll irradiate and you´ll meet lovely people that will inspire you and support you.
It´s always the right time to do the right thing.