This is my very first blog post and I’m having trouble deciding where to start. I think I’ll start by explaining my intentions for writing this blog in the first place. That sounds like a pretty good plan. So ok, here it goes…
As a vegetarian, I am constantly having to explain myself–to family, friends, and new faces I encounter on a day to day basis. I often find that these conversations leave me frustrated and bitter. Sometimes this frustration is the result of a person’s persistence in trying to prove me wrong rather than listening to my explanation. Sometimes it is due to my intensity…and how I let it interfere with my ability to turn the interaction into a productive conversation.
In some instances, I feel like my ideas really have an impact on a person. And these are empowering and uplifting experiences. That is my main motivator for starting this blog–to reach out to more people in a non-confrontational, non-judgemental manner. By creating a fun, comfortable environment for sharing information, I hope to encourage meaningful conversations about the possibilities of a better tomorrow.