It's the final day of another month gone by. Can you believe it?
It's been nowhere near perfect in any arena, but it's my life and I feel like I've done a great job with what I've been handed.
I've never been so confident in all my life that I have finally found the source of my eventual healing - right from the first Youtube videos I watched, I knew this was it.
It's been two years since I stumbled across that first video. Where would I be right now if I just stuck to it?
That wasn't my journey.
This is my journey. Figuring out how to do this as a girl that lives on a budget in a small town outside of a big city that experiences four seasons. Paving my own path in a reality where I'm the only vegan, a vegan that doesn't preach - a vegan that doesn't call herself a vegan, and chooses to lead by example instead.
Not every single thing that I have eaten in the last month has been 100% vegan - they like to slip those non-foods into processed foods that we choose to eat in our weaker moments, when it's social, when it's dark, when it's wine.
My consumption of intoxicants has gone down drastically. I'm proud for that.
Yesterday, I ate on track. I didn't eat a massive amount of food, but it was enough... and it was the right choices.
It felt good, and I woke up still feeling good. Huge win.
On Tuesday, I became sick of my own excuses.
I sat down with some rice crackers and hummus and spent my entire lunch break writing down a list of 20 Raw & 20 Cooked foods. I brainstormed foods that are accessible to me, I put stars beside all the foods that can be prepared ahead of time, and felt relieved.
This list will help me drive through the next 31 days as we feel the first warm days where I live. It's those warm days that turn into hot days that make this whole thing worth it.
It's all about the watermelon.