If you had told me as a child that as an adult I would become a vegetarian, I would have thought you had hit several branches on your way down the crazy tree. Growing up, no matter how much my parents tried to force them on me, I had an extreme aversion to vegetables. If they were present in my food, I would eat around them. If they were anywhere on the dinner table, I would avoid them like the plague. When my parents would announce dish with so much as a hint of vegetables in them, I would purposefully fill myself up with snacks before dinner so I would be too full to eat any of it. As of today, it has officially been 6 months since I made the switch to become fully vegetarian, and don’t see myself going back to meat in the foreseeable future. In this blog post, I’ll go over what led me to make the switch, what the journey has been like since then, and any advice I have for anyone wanting to go vegetarian.
I kicked off last year’s Blogmas series with a list of my favorite things from November, and I am here once again to provide you with this year’s favorites. In last year’s list, I included things that weren’t necessarily tangible, such as places that I visited that month or a TV show I really enjoyed. This year, whether it matters to you or not, I decided to take a small step away from the more abstract items, and include physical objects that I enjoyed this month.