- 7 months ago
- Wedding: October 2019 - -
I’ve been omni my entire life and I want to convert to vegan. As much as I absolutely love the tastes of seafood, bacon, cheese….oh the cheese, etc., I have recognized that I love animals and our planet more and I dont want to consume flesh or support these industries doing harm any longer. I’ve also noticed negative results on my health from dairy, as an aside. My feelings are very strong about this internally but I feel completely overwhelmed and intimidated when trying to talk about it to others. I’ve broached the topic a couple of short times with my new husband who is omni, and he has been generally supportive that I’m deeply upset about this and he is sympathetic toward the awful treatment of animals. Hes not anywhere near where I am though, which is fine. I respect whatever choices he wants to make. I haven’t told him specifically yet though that I want to fully convert and be a vegan. It’s an all encompassing lifestyle and mindset shift and I think I’m actually feeling a little scared, and even tearing up as I write this! I want to raise our future children vegan, and start this new way of life and let everyone know. Vegan bees, were you overwhelmed when you converted and where did you start/how did you work through it? I feel like animal products are absolutely everywhere around me among my family and friends and I worry that I wont be taken seriously or accepted. I also feel like I need to do a mountain of research and reset/relearn everything I know about cooking. I’m a huge “foodie” with a love and passion for cooking. I also love animals and no longer want to consume them, in all respects. I’ve finally made the connection and I am going to do this, I guess I just need some encouragement and to hear some of your experiences. Thank you so so much in advance!!