I need to refocus on living in my own alignment and changing my lifestyle and eating habits to help me feel vibrant and nourished in my body and mind.
I've been putting so much pressure on myself to live up to a certain standard. I've been trying to live up to the perfect version of myself, and in the process limited my curiosity and creativity. While I believed I was being more open minded with my choices, I was actually restricting and cutting off opportunities and people that didn't suit my beliefs and way of life.
I am an ever growing human being and I am someone who seeks expansion and higher purpose. I am a unique and authentic individual. I don't need to follow the crowd or do what is trendy. I need to live for me, and spread generosity and compassion to others along the way.
My standard in life is to be open and honest, it isn't just a goal, because I've already achieved it. I am living my truth.
I'm not sharing this post to admit to anything, I'm just being truthful.
I don't need to justify my choices to anyone.
I feel like I am surprised by my sudden diet change even more so than the community I have created here online, and offline.
This isn't a confession. This is just a statement to the world that I am no longer "vegan."
I actually chose to give up that label a long time ago, but even in doing that I was still labelled as vegan.
I am sick of people talking for me, and putting me in a box marked with certain labels. I am me. I am limitless. I am always developing and changing. I will never fit into a pretty little label. I will never conform or subscribe to one identity. I can talk for myself. My voice is a powerful one.
I know what is true for me. We all live in our own truth. There is no right or wrong.
Yeah, I've decided to start introducing certain animal products back into my diet for a whole lotta reasons.
I don't need to explain my decision to the world, but I thought I should let you all know that I no longer subscribe to veganism.
I partake in a plant based, conscious lifestyle. I am open minded and I'm wanting to stop stressing about food, and become more connected to it. I am learning to accept my current and past decisions surrounding food.
This may not make any sense to you, so I'll make it a bit clearer.
Last night I ate mozzarella cheese in a balanced meal. That was my first step. I am no longer choosing to isolate myself from the world around me. I am in my teenage years, which are all about experimentation and in-clusivity. I'm sick of being disconnected and walking around with the mentality of exclusivity. We are all equal. When I was vegan, I started to act as though my lifestyle choices were better than everyone else's and that people who ate animal products were doing the wrong thing. Nothing is right or wrong, but if we do look at it in that perspective, I believe the right thing to do is allow myself to be more accepting. I accept what other people do, eat and how they live their lives. I accept my choices and my changes. I accept that I will never be perfect, and that I am enough as I am.
I'm me. I'm not a vegan. I'm not a hipster. I'm not a skinny, pretty girl. I'm not a hippie. I'm not any labels others see me as.
I am not even labeling myself as a vegetarian, even though I do not eat meat or gelatin. I will not put labels on myself. I'm not fearful of labels, I'm just fed up with them. I am more than the eye can see, more than the ear can hear, more than a cover of a book. I am free willed and open to new ways of life. I am tapping into my own alignment. I am not going to apologise to anyone who doesn't agree with my choices. Your opinion of me or what I do is not my problem. I am being myself, as most apologetically as I can be.
I am healing my relationship with food.