If you are a new vegan, these few tips will be super helpful to you.
Because we all begin somewhere, I want to share with you what long-term vegans want newbies to know.
These are all the things I wish I knew when I embarked upon this journey.
8 years ago I just knew that I wanted to be a more ethical person. This was the reason why I was doing it. Nothing else was important. Or so I thought.
Boy, was I wrong.
It turns out, there is a whole list of things that could make my journey more satisfactory. Not that it wasn’t fun and exciting, but there is always a way to make it better.
So here is what long-term vegans want newbies to know:
- Things get better over time.
While it may seem difficult to be vegan at the moment, things improve after a while.
Meat becomes disgusting, dairy makes you vomit, and seeing a bee makes you happier than winning the lottery. Veganism will soon become your way of living and your old ways will disappear.
Of course, you will struggle at first but wait for the better times. They are coming, I promise.
- There are people waiting for someone like you.
Whether you are conservative or progressive, black or white, young or old, there are people who are like you in this community.
Long-term vegans found their own tribe and it makes things easier. But it won’t just happen by itself. You will have to reach out and find them on your own.
You can start by following me on Instagram and perhaps you can even DM me just to say hello.
- Your why is your foundation.
Why are you vegan? The answer to this question will define how easy your journey will be.
My reason was to achieve animal liberation, nothing less than that. That is a pretty big goal so it definitely motivated me to continue my plant-based journey.
Your why may be different but it has to be equally powerful. Reach deep within your heart and find it. When you do, hold on to it forever.
What do you think? Let me know in the comment section if you agree.
Being vegan is supposed to be something you enjoy, not a burden you carry. We are doing this for non-human animals, but we too deserve to feel good.
These past eight years taught me a lot. The biggest lesson is that working together and helping each other is the key to success.
You got this. You always have.