Hey Lisa! Hope you're doing well, despite being lonely. I'm here to be your friend! :)
I hear you sister. Believe me I have tried compromising in jobs and social scene, even friendships with neighbours but it never works out well. Recently I had a career change just so I wasn't forced to be preparing and cooking meats and generally feeding disabled people dead flesh and total junk. I have taken a major risk moving out of a stable job and returning to a coaching career, however I could not in all good conscience continue in the industry I was in that clearly needs one hell of an overhaul.
Harley himself generously gave me counsel in July 2015 to quit but still I returned to the industry in a different role, but still what is set in concrete as far as crap diets for residents of disability houses. Of course I cried out and protested to all of the managers above and even just went shopping myself to stock the house with fruit and veg. Nonetheless still I was condemned for spending a whole $50 split between 4 people for a week's food intake.
Now I am out and have also ditched wasting my time associating with anyone not on this path. Why? Because through experience I have worked out people who are still eating dead flesh as just plain dull company.
So where I am at is that I have set a goal to Leave Oz in May 2018 to live full time in India as well as travel teaching this lifestyle along with pleasure healing and 'Play it Forward'
Always love your comments :)
We have given up too...it is just too hard to hang out with meat-eaters. They are MEAN! My brother (also vegan) works on a farm where he constantly cops abuse from them telling him he won't be able to work as hard and that we need meat etc etc. The propaganda and indoctrination is strong with the general populace. How come some people, when faced with the truth, can see it with an open mind and accept it, while others ridicule and brush it aside? It never ceases to amaze me that seemingly intelligent people in other areas, are so utterly blinded by flesh and dairy O_o
I should try Thailand too. hahaha
You should check out Taiwan! It's a great place to be vegan :)