Change of Lifestyle

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….

8 thoughts on “Change of Lifestyle

  1. Not what I expected.. However, what someone decides is their diet is their decision, and if you’ve got moral reasons for backing it up, more power to you. That’s gonna put a cramp in your nick’s habbit though :).

    You can still drink Tequila, right? We need to go drinking sometime soon.

  2. if you posted this tomorrow i might believe it a bit more :>

    of course, soco tried it too, and i once caught him eating a cheesedog wrapped in bacon, and drinking bacos right out of the bottle.

  3. Whoops!

    Becoming a vegetarian is one thing. A vegan another.
    It is already HARD to maintain a good diet (vitamins, trace elements etc.) being a vegetarian, but as a vegan you’re in for a lot of trouble of if you don’t watch your diet. I’m not saying this to disuade you but just know what you are getting in to.
    You might want to consider starting on vitamin pills for instance.
    Good luck!

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