Well, my intentions to log my transition daily have clearly not worked out. Oh, well. I haven’t abandoned all intentions for my blog, however! I’ve just had to accept that I don’t have the time to post every day…at least for now. And that I don’t have the time required to commit to a cold turkey transition like I had wanted, either. I have one more month that I must dedicate to my current show, and then my life will be my own again. Until then, I’m just doing the best I can. That said, I feel like I’m doing pretty well! I just haven’t been able to be 100% vegan 100% of the time. I’ve had good days and bad days, but overall, I’m happy with my progress.
I’ve had friends in town for the past two weeks, finalizing plans for their wedding (in which I am the maid of honor.) So there were several parties and get-togethers (including a high tea bridal shower and a bachelorette party! Neither of those were vegan days…) BUT, I DID host my first VEGAN DINNER PARTY! I made sweet potato enchiladas (my best recipe. I make it constantly.) They were a huge hit, even with the meat-eaters! So that was a big win in my book.
I’m discovering lots of yummy snacks to replace non-vegan items in my daily routine, like this rice cereal, to which I added almond slivers and Trader Joe’s semi-sweet chocolate chips:
Speaking of Trader Joe’s, I’m surprised I haven’t seen their beauty and hygiene products mentioned around the blogs I frequent. They have several vegan/cruelty free items that I’m really coming to love (the citrus body wash is divine!) and they’re so much cheaper than some of the more popular vegan brands! Less than $3 for a bottle of body wash/shampoo/conditioner, etc…it’s seriously been a life saver.
So, all in all, I’m feeling good about my progress. I’ve had to let go of any notions of perfection and just deal with things as they come. That’s all a person can really do, right? The best they can.