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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Little About Michele And Why She Became A Vegetarian

Hey ya'll! My name is Michele! I'm 20 years old and live near the beach in Norfolk, Virginia with my wonderful boyfriend, who conveniently doubles as my best friend, and our two very spoiled fur-babies!

Before I get into what really sealed the deal with me becoming a vegetarian, I will first take you on a journey that includes my struggles, ups-and-downs and, most importantly, the decision to change my life. 

Up until the age of 14, I was tall and thin for my age. I could put whatever I wanted into my body, and would never gain any weight. 
Childhood was quickly coming to an end, and adolescence and puberty were coming on full force, and I began to struggle not only with my weight, but with my self-worth, confidence and overall outlook on the world. I have suffered from depression since I was a child, and anxiety followed shortly after. 
I became a pessimist, a critic and walked around with a terrible attitude all throughout high school and the beginning of college. This attitude I was carrying with me like baggage, was beginning to shape the relationships I kept with people around me. My family and friends began to suffer because misery loves company. 
When I started dating Brandon, in December of 2015, he made me realize that my attitude was unhealthy and for a while it really took a toll on our relationship. 

Since I've made the decision to cut meat out of my diet, we have bought a juicer and started juicing fresh fruits and veggies, along with eating healthier as well. The support I am receiving at home is essential to any health journey, mental, physical and otherwise. 
My boyfriend remains a die-hard meat eater and I will love him just the same. What others choose to put in their bodies has no affect on me, and I will never criticize, judge or demean you for your choices. After all, they're yours to make! After only a short time of making these positive changes to my body, I can already feel a difference. I feel light, and free and happier than I have been in a very long time. 

I am currently in the process of learning how to improve my mental and spiritual being through the art of meditation. In this practice, I hope to achieve a loving attitude and a better sense of my place in this world!
~Until next time~
*Michele*
 #veggiesforlove #veggiesforlife <3 

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