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When is it too much?

Over the last couple of years I’ve had a whole world gone open to me when it comes to veganism, minimalism, zero waste etc. And I think it’s good. I mean we all want to do our best to help the world. And there are so many things we can do to make the world a little bit better.

There is lots of knowledge that you can’t ignore. So you adapt you try to change the way that you have been living and be the change you want to see in the world. But damn can it be hard sometimes. And how do you know that you are taking it on a bit too much? I would love to live zero waste but when I want to enjoy a nice evening with a good movie and chips I seem to already fail. Chips means plastic, lined with god knows what, and sure you can replace it with home-made chips etc. But then there seems to be a whole lot of shit involved that also contributes to waste. And that thai sweet chilli chips which you love, so much, has milk-powder in it. Because leaving that 3%* of milk powder out would ruin the taste. Seriously there are so many items that contain milk or egg powder that can so easily be left out. But why care for animals?

The industry is clearly not yet adapted to allow easy zero-waste (and vegan) living. So as much as I can try and do my best, I will. But for f*ck sake, sometimes I just want chips. And sometimes I will eat out and need a napkin (un-prepared zero waster I know) and that should all be okay too. Because if I start worrying about all that, adding up to wanting to eat fully vegan and all my life issues which I tend to over-dramatize, I wont live happy. And my happiness is important as well.

Eating vegan is a lot easier for me than living zero-waste but there are some issues I have. I know the life of an animal is more important then my sensory pleasure. Hell, I don’t even need animal products for good taste, that’s what seasoning is for. And the ‘vegan revolution’ really does help. I mean it’s 2018, we have vegan bacon, cheese, egg, etc. But some things really need a bit more change. And I’m just trying to figure out if I am the only person who struggles with these kind of things?

Am I doing something wrong? Or does everyone have these struggles but just keeps it for themselves?

*just making a number up here

From 10 to 1

Hi! I saw this at tussenmarsenjupiter and I just had to fill it in myself! Let’s get started!

10 things about myself

minimalist | curious | loving | sensitive | impatient | vegan | enthusiastic | over-thinker | affectionate | learner|

9 things I like

cozy moments on the sofa | good company | animals & nature | singing along to my favorite songs | being hold by a person I love | travelling| improvement| smiles on strangers | dancing in my room |

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About my ‘diet’

Two years ago I saw the documentary cowspiracy. This made me think so much about my food choices, mostly concerning the effect on the environment. I began a vegetarian diet. As someone who never ate much meat anyway, this was a fairly easy step. Nevertheless I started eating meat again. This had multiple reasons, one being the pressure I put on myself. I felt so guilty when eating meat or any animal product. Additionally I felt as if I was lacking nutrients and other essentials, especially calories. I continued eating animal products, but kept reaching for alternatives most of the time.

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Last month of the year

Once again the year flew by so quickly. It’s the last month of the year and to be honest I am not ready yet for December to end.

I wrote a list of goals and as the year went by I changes some and I added more. It’s good to update your goals, however looking at my 2017-2018 goal list it seems as if I failed pretty hard. Looking back at all the things that happened this year I must say I am really happy!

Of course I went trough some shitty things/moments/’experiences’ but overall a lot of good things happened. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t make a list out of them (or at least the ones I recall at the moment).

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