Not all of us are lucky to live in one of the world’s vegan-friendly destinations… in fact, a lot of us are still surrounded by barbarians, who believe with all their heart that animals are here for us to eat… And then… here’s what happens:
You have grown weary of the constant vegan jokes.
“What if you get trapped on a desert island.”
“Plants have feelings too but you still eat those.”
Everyone around you is an expert on nutrition.
People are constantly asking why you went vegan.
And when you explain they get mad at your for “preaching”.
You have your own pans, plates, and cutlery to avoid any possible meat residue left by your parents/roommate.
Strangers tell you about the time they went vegetarian for a couple of weeks.
But that they gave it up because they “could NEVER stop eating bacon.”
Everyone assumes you eat this.
But your diet mostly consists of these…
And definitely a lot of these…
Your relationship with hummus is next-level.
You automatically refuse all hors d’oeuvres, buffet items, and birthday cakes.
And you don’t even bother trying to attend BBQs.
“You can use the grill once we’re done.”
Your friends always want to meet at restaurants where you can only eat the side salad.
“There’s only a little bit of meat in it. You won’t notice.”
“But can’t you just pick the cheese out.”
Your local supermarket only has a vegetarian section and all the fake meats contain egg…
Luckily you are a boss at scanning food labels.
When you visit towns with vegan restaurants you get overwhelmed and order everything from the menu.
You get a bit annoyed when animals don’t seem grateful for your life choices.
And your greatest dream in life is to move to a city with other vegans because no matter how much you try you cannot fill the emptiness with hummus.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”