In my journey this last year I’ve learned some hard truths about myself. Some were great learning experiences, some were downright humbling. One thing is a constant though…I’m a different person than who I thought I was.
Whoa. I guess I never realized what kind of opinion I had of myself until I really saw myself through eyes that weren’t my own. This doesn’t mean it was always someone else’s opinion that changed mine.
I simply used the world as my eyes for some of these growing experiences. I realized that I’m not as materialistic as I thought I was. I realized that being a smoker goes against every holistic bone in my body. I realized I’m stronger than any force out there trying to knock me out.
My life morphed from one of entitled privilege to humble survival. I know the real definitions of need and want. I have gone from eating out for 99% of our meals to only 1% of our meals coming from somewhere other than my own kitchen.
Fast food to organic. Organic to vegetarian. Vegetarian to vegan.
It’s strange and exciting to acknowledge how different I feel. I feel powerful, in control and most of all, vibrant and alive. Today was my first trip to Natural Grocer where I only bought vegan foods. I was so proud of myself for passing up the eggs and cheese, two of my biggest vices! Instead I got hemp seeds and coconut oil. Yesss!
For me it’s a win/win these days. Eat better, spend less, feel amazing, wake up happy and content.
It’s the little changes that make life sweet!