This journey has finally reached its endpoint. This is my final post to you guys and I hope to make it a personal one.
In writing some of my posts, it may seem a little unrelated to each other, so I have drawn this (rudimentary) relationship map for you on how my posts are connected. The blue arrows connect posts that are related to each other, the red is reasons why I gave up meat and the green are the reflections on my journey as a vegetarian.
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When I was thinking of what to post, I wanted the posts to be as connected as they are to each other, such that at the end of all my blogging, you could pick any post and jump to another related one, with the goal of learning about my thoughts on veganism as an environmental student. I have chosen topics in which were reasons I considered when deciding to be a vegan and I hope that after reading my posts you would be motivated to eat more veggie meals too.
I haven’t been able to comment and take you through a more personal journey as a budding vegetarianism so in my last post, let me sum up my experience so far. It’s been about 3 months or so since I’ve given up animal products and I have to say, it has only been easy for me because I have 2 of my meals taken care of for me, meals that do not have any animal products as well. I can’t say for sure that my transition would have been as smooth without the provision of these meals.
Another difficulty I face is when I am eating with other people. For example, when it comes to my family, who are large meat-eaters, it is often hard to eat meals with them as finding vegan food is still quite a challenge in Singapore, as I don’t know what contains animal products (such as butter, milk etc). Thankfully, I have Animal Allies to help look for vegan options. (I don’t have any luck persuading my family to eat less meat, but I will not give up!)
One thing that has placed me in a dilemma is the consideration of eating meat. When travelling overseas (I really shouldn’t in consideration of the carbon footprint but still), one of the joys of experiencing another culture is the food. For example, when I went to Japan, one of the most memorable experiences was the food. However, given that these street foods are often from unsustainable sources, I often feel conflicted when indulging in this. This is something that I’d just like to share but I don’t yet have an answer to. I hope that one day I can reach a conclusion on this but I look forward to your inputs as well!
It’s been a great journey thus far and I hope that my blog has helped you understand the environmental take on veganism. Although I may not have the tie to upkeep this blog in the future, you could always look for me in real life to discuss these issues too!
Thanks for the love,