This is a bit hard for me to address here, but I figured my journal is probably the best place to start.
For the past few months I have been living in a moral quandary, studying about Zen Buddhism while continuing to eat meat as a part of my diet. The more I learned, the less I was able to tolerate the actions I was committing against innocent animals. I have been thinking about it for the past few weeks, and I have decided to become a vegan. Some of you will consider this an extreme action, others will break out into irony-infused laughter, both of which is fine with me. I understand that I have been very critical, even dismissive, of those who have chosen this path, but I really feel that it is the only way that I can resolve the guilt I now feel with every meal.
I really think that this will be a good thing for me, however… I can take the interest in cooking that I have developed over the past few years and now apply it to a whole new cuisine. I have even been strongly considering going to culinary school to become a full-time chef. We will see what path I am led down by this change, but I am sure it will be an exciting one. I know that this will be a shock to some of you, but I hope that you will all still accept me as who I am….