There are many reasons that I am vegan.
The very first reason was last year I bit into a burger and blood spat out. It made it a little too real for me that that thing I was munching around my mouth and about to digest was once an conscious animal with a sense of self.
My first day going vegetarian didn't go well. I met up with a girl I was doing Younique with and ended up eating chicken nuggets... Great start. When I remembered 4 hours later I felt bad. But from there I made a conscious decision to not eat meat again. I cooked my own meals as mum thought I was just going through a phase (at 23 years old haha!)
I had already made the decision to go vegan because eating chicken periods/external uterus didn't appeal to me for a few reasons.
1) Hens were not originally created the lay eggs every day. We have genetically modified them to do so for our consumption.
2) It takes a lot of work for a hen to lay an egg, in an ideal world she should eat the egg herself to regain those nutrients of creating the egg in the first place.
3) What happens to the male chicks that hatch?
Well... you can find out here
4) Eggs are not healthy for you
They are full of cholesterol, more specifically Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol... The stuff that clogs your arteries contributing to artherosclerosis and heart disease.
Here's why in 60 seconds
Moving swiftly on... Heres why I don't drink cows milk
We are conditioned to believe that all cows live on a cosy wee farm in the country side somewhere, eat grass, graze and lounge all day living a happy life giving us milk naturally. Then when they are about to die of natural causes they are sent to the slaughter house.
No mammal produces milk naturally, only when they have had a baby. Humans, dogs, pigs, goats, they all produce milk once a baby has been born. Milk is designed to help baby thrive in it's first 6 months to a year of developing. Essentially it's baby growth fluid... So back to the cows. To get the milk, one must have a baby. And how does that happen? Well....
I don't I would particularly enjoy a mans arm the whole way up my asshole and then prod my vagina with a metal stick but maybe that's just me. You can see the cow is uncomfortable but whatever. The price we pay to get that milk right?
Next onto the calf... Baby is born, and naturally the mother and calf have a strong bond. But heaven forbid the calf drink the milk because... well that's for us. Silly.
This is just touching on some of the issues that happen globally btw.
Some of you might say I should have put a graphic warning on this blog post but I consciously chose not to and here's why.
We all deserve to know where our food comes from. If you want to sugar coat the nasty things in life then you're just kidding yourself. I'm not even sorry if that offends you. LMAO!
There are so many milk alternatives,
Soy, Coconut, Almond, Rice, etc.
My favourite butter at the moment is Pure Olive butter... has the fatty taste of dairy butter but without the suffering.
Being vegan is a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.
I feel so much healthier for it. I drink 3 L water a day. I hardly ever have headaches any more.
I have no digestion problems, not bloating, no sinus problems.
It's really changed the way I look at things in life.
Make the change and let me know how you get on. If you ever need any support let me know :D
First week of new job going well. I'm settling in well really well.
I have so much to learn about such specialised things. There's a new way of documentation. I can build good relationships with patients who are regularly coming in for treatments. And they're grateful for it! Well for the most part. There's always a handful.
A&E has helped me to prioritise and be assertive. It's helped me to not panic at trivial things, and what a real emergency is.
A&E has taught me how to be strong, how to support others without necessarily using words.
It's also taught me that I can't afford to burn out. I'm having to juggle a lot at the moment. I am happy to work in A&E again but not full force ahead. I need to let myself breathe, live, travel, enjoy my time with family and friends.
This new job I feel is perfect for me at this stage of my life. It's expanding my knowledge to medical conditions I'd never have heard of before. It's teaching me new skills that I'd never have gotten the chance to use. The hours are suiting me well at the moment. It's nice to be able to leave work and see that shops are still open. And to be able to see the sunlight! UGH!! BLISS! haha! I still do 2 long days a week but I'm definitely enjoying it more.
All in all I am happy. I'm still juggling a lot but this is one thing I've been able to problem solve and find a solution for.
I have been AFK for a long time and there are reasons as to why. I have had a lot going on in my wee world atm, work has been mighty stressful. I've been picking up all sorts of nasty bugs as a result. I've hardly any time to do anything I want or see anyone.
So I have now changed jobs with hours that suit me a little better now. I officially start this new job tomorrow and I am very excited. I feel quietly confident that I will be ok. Obviously it takes time to settle into any job and I think where I'm at emotionally and mentally at the moment is that I'm pretty patient with myself now. I'm going to allow myself time to get into a new rhythm and new hours with new people and new types of patients.
I'm excited to learn new things. Not that A&E didn't teach me a lot and I still have a lot to learn with that regard. But I think it was just starting to drain me and I recognized that in myself.
So here's to new beginnings, again haha!
Today I've bought myself a new laptop so I can edit my videos a lot more efficiently. I'm excited to get more content out there and not have to wait 5 hours just for my phone to send videos to drop box let alone uploading it to youtube! Haha!
In other news. My yoga practice is coming along nicely. I'm pretty sure I'm nearly on track with where I want to be with regard to my new years resolution to get to intermediate stage by the end of the year. :)
I am a 25 year old nurse, who is trying to find herself. This blog will contain epiphanies I have, my yoga progress and other such things. Enjoy. :)