It's feels unreal how fast this year has passed. Time is beginning to fly, like trees on a highway whipping on by. ;-)
I ditched animal foods over a year ago, and haven't looked back since (except maybe for contrast lol!)... I had always been drawn to the lifestyle, even months before I decided to "walk the walk," so to say.
Still lost in my unawareness, one day I stumbled across a traditional animal slaughter video on Youtube... at that very instant my heart sank to the floor as though I crapped it out. That's when I cleared the fence for good, no more excuses, no more bulls***.
Coming from a long history of depression, social anxiety, chronic fatigue, insomnia, leg, back & shoulder pain, I finally feel I am turning a sharp corner the past few months. I'm not the person I was a year ago, I'm not the person I was yesterday. There's only now and whatever arises in the now, be it emotional, mental, or physical... "this too shall pass."
I write this because I was overcome with depression today after my yoga practice this morning. Feeling down, hopeless in a way, my beacon of joy was knowing that, like the gray skies blocking the sun rays, "this too shall pass." And just writing this out has elevated my mood already.
For anyone new to this lifestyle just know that there is SO much more to life than the foods that cross our lips.
I love each and every one of you beautiful souls, whether or not you ever read this or meet me in person.
KNOW whenever you feel down, you are always loved!! xo