Three Years.

Three years ago this month, I decided to take a leap and try living vegan. And life has been a daring, beautiful adventure every single day since. In three long and short years,

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I've learned how to love new foods,
I've fallen head over heels in love with animals,
I've found peace in knowing that my daily choices honor the Earth and all of its inhabitants,
I've found a deeper sense of faith,
I've learned to be more compassionate towards people,
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I've felt my heart grow bigger,
I've smiled more,
I've breathed more easily,
I've celebrated the knowledge that I am doing my part in this world,
I've witnessed countless other beautiful vegan journeys,
I've given pigs belly rubs,
I've been given cow kisses,
I've snuggled with turkeys,
I've learned how gentle chickens are,
I've learned how grave the situation is for the animals and humans of this world,
I've learned that there is much to be worried about,

I've learned that there is much to be grateful for,
I've looked at the world with new eyes,
I've held my cats closer to me and loved them a little more,
I've failed more times than I can count in the kitchen,
I've succeeded even more times,
I've watched this blog grow like a beautiful flower,

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I've realized what I'm on this Earth to do,
I've realized that I will continue to live vegan for the rest of my life. No matter what.
Next month will mark three years of Kiss Me, I'm Vegan!,  and I couldn't be more excited or more ready for it. I will continue to share my journey with you guys and gals, and it is my sincere hope that this blog helps you on your own vegan journeys. Here's to three more years of compassionate living!

Comments

EvervescenE said…
Yaye Lindsay!!! Happy Anniversary of such a huge and life-changing, world-changing decision!! Thank you for all you do and the way you inspire me and so many others out there. I adore your blog, it always reminds me why I am on the path I am to be Vegan and why it is so important! Much love and gratitude to you!
KellyC said…
Happy Veggie Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your journey with me. It's empowering to know there are so many other people out there that feel the way I feel and enjoy the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
emily said…
Congrats on your 3 yrs! This blog is super inspiring. I just started giving up beef and chicken and hope to be vegan at some point as well.
Melissa said…
Happy Veganniversary! It is amazing how much living vegan opens your eyes and your heart. Beautiful post! :)
L.Ⓥ.H. said…
Congratulations! I know it must be an amazing feeling! It was actually your blog that inspired me to make my own! So I would like to take the time to thank you! You are an inspiration to many and I hope that I can do the same through my blog. Thank you for being you and living such a compassionate life that others are destined to want to follow! Check out my blog sometime, udderlyvegan.blogspot.com. :)
Chef E said…
What a wonderful post about your journey, lessons, and growth! Happy Anniversary! I hope you have many more wonderful years of veganism! (this is my 3rd yr too!) :)
Lindsay said…
Thanks everybody!! Beautiful comments! xoxo
VeganLinda said…
Love! Congratulations on your first three years and I can tell you after 17 of being vegan that it just keeps getting better.
Michelle said…
Happy Anniversary! I just found your blog and love it! The pictures are beautiful!