Guys I cannot contain my happiness. I am going to university this August, and finally once and for all I can be fully raw! If you have known me throughout the years that I have been here, you know fully well how much I have fought with my parents for years to become a raw vegan. I have constantly been falling off the bandwagon and running back into eating disorders and self hate. I swore two years that I would be a raw vegan when I went to University, and finally this August when I move into college, an entire time zone away from my parents, I will be able to finally do what I know is right for me.
I was worried about being able to afford it, seeing as I will be on a budget of about $20 a month. Then I watched this video by a lovely college student who manages to be 100% raw in college, and I cannot put into words how life changing this video was for me. I contacted my University yesterday afternoon through email asking politely for accommodations on my meal plan. This afternoon I got a reply telling me to come in during orientation week so that we can plan out how this is going to work. Because my meal plan is unlimited, all of the food provided to me will be covered under what I pay every year for food, and I will not have to go out to the markets to buy any more fruit. Moreover, because I'm 18 the university doesn't have to ask my parents for permission to let me eat this way, and my parents never have to find out.
I'm going to be a raw vegan guys. I made it. After all of these years. The future ahead of me is bright and brilliant.