Yesterday my life changed. A few weeks ago Lala and I agreed that we would do a little book exchange, I sent her Dirty Girls Social Club (a fun summer read), and she lent me Skinny Bitch. Yesterday I started to read the book and I was instantly pulled in. I had to stop reading when I got to "You are what you eat" because it was really graphic, and it was lunch time. After lunch I picked up the book again and finished it off. This book has changed me, it was just what I needed.
As my 28th life marker was rolling around, I was trying to figure out some projects, challenges, new habits to pick up, and I have decided that I am going back to my vegetarian ways. The last time I tried the veggie lifestyle was for lent, I was successful, and it really wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. This time around I think this will be my lifestyle from this point forward. After reading about the animal cruelty, on top of the health benefits of going green, it was an easier decision to make. It's going to take me longer to get off of my dairy and go vegan, but I am not ruling it out yet.
Please folks if you see me/hear of me slipping don't eat me alive, but ask me about it. I need your support, I am a weak human that loves chicken wings and bacon, but I can change.
On top of my decision to become vegetarian, I am trying to kick off a year of wellness that will hopefully lead to many more healthy years. I am looking for new projects and challenges to keep me focused on the positive things in life, and also heal from my bumpy past. Wave at me if you hear of any fun projects to do.
For my first challenge I am going to take on the 30 Day Letter Challenge (see sidebar). I am hoping it brings closure where things need to be closed, and openness to relationships that need to be developed. I am not sure if I will be posting all of the letters on my blog being that some may be a little tough to write or read, but I will do my best because ultimately I think that it will help me to feel the vulnerability followed by the power that comes from expressing yourself to an audience.