alicia silverstone makes it no secret that she embraces a vegan lifestyle. so i wasn't surprised when i discovered that she had penned a book on the subject. however, i was surprised at how fabulous it was. the writing is so down-to-earth, accessible and relatable. she addresses all types of interested parties: from the curious, to the down-and-out vegan die-hards. i have been thoroughly enjoying absorbing her research and personal stories.
i often question myself as to why i haven't made the change yet. why i haven't embraced the lifestyle i have long been aching to embody. and i realize that the answer is laziness. food is essential to life. it is intricately woven into nearly every moment of our day. to completely change that aspect takes time and dedication. in the beginning, the changes would not be convenient. i would have to shop at a new store. stock up on all new snacks. it would be increasingly difficult to grab things on-the-go. especially at the hospital. then there's the hassle of explaining the choice to family and friends. the feeling of being a nuisance at gatherings---when nothing on the menu is edible to you.
but-- i think i might be ready. it might be time. finally. and i'm not saying i'll be perfect. that i'm going to wake up tomorrow and never, ever eat another scrap of meat- or drop of dairy-- but i'm committed to start embracing this change. to strive toward a healthier, more balanced diet.
to dip my pinky toe into the kind life & see how deep i go!