I know some people think New Year’s resolutions are dumb, but I love them. They’re a chance to re-evaluate things and make plans (even if I don’t always keep them).
A lot of people around me had a horrible time in 2013, but for me personally, it was rather good. I’m hoping 2014 can be just as good – but for everyone, this time! Here are my resolutions to keep me on track for another good year.
Resolution 1: Be patient
Don’t groan and roll my eyes when people ask me silly questions like, “Don’t you care about the pain felt by carrots when they’re pulled from the earth?”.
There are a lot of questions like this that just seem plain ridiculous, but I will do my best to remain patient and serene and answer them anyway. I’ll try to remember that I probably had some pretty stupid thoughts as I tried to figure out how I’d been sucked in by carnism and speciesism all my life, without even realising it.
I think I once heard Colleen Patrick-Goudreau say that she always tries to remember that, “before I was vegan, I wasn’t”…and for most of us that’s true, so it pays to be nice.
Resolution 2: Say no sometimes
I must remember that it isn’t my personal responsibility to support these businesses ALL the time…although I’m willing to take my share of the burden.
If you live in Melbourne, I’m relying on you to help me out by eating as much of this food as you need to, to keep all those businesses thriving. Thanks!
Resolution 3: keep resolution 2
Resolution number 2 should go a long way towards resolution number 3: Lose the 7 kilos that the physio told me to lose about 18 months ago (instead, I’ve put on 3 kilos!).
Resolution 4: Check the bags
After an unpleasant mishap in the park yesterday, I resolve to remember to carefully check the dog poo bags I got in my World Vegan Day showbag BEFORE I thrust my hand in and scoop up…(sorry, I shouldn’t really be sharing this at dinner time – but if you have one of those rolls of poo bags, be careful!).
So on that note…Happy New Year everyone!
Veganuary is here!
If you’re not already vegan, but you think you’d like to give it a go in 2014, you might want to sign up for Veganuary. It’s just what that brilliant name suggests – go vegan for the month of January. Check out the video (below) and the website.
As I’ve just demonstrated, you won’t have to live on lettuce and brown rice (although, they’re good too!).