I am not a saint! I trip up and make mistakes. So, I think I don’t actually deserve to carry a pretentious emblem like this. It is true, that I am striving for a more plant based diet, of course I’m still cheating here and there. Yes, I am incorporating more fresh fruits and veggies into my daily meals. Yes, replacing milk, butter and cheese with alternatives is not a big deal for me anymore. And eating no meat is getting easy. At some point, I didn’t enjoy the taste of it as much and being even a bit grossed out by handling raw meat. But – from time to time – I will probably eat an egg or two bought directly from the farmer nearby or order grilled fish on the rare occasion of eating out in a restaurant or sweeten my tea with local bought honey.
The conclusion: Even though I was able to pull off the challenge of eating only plants in the year 2022 – of which I am proud of. I refuse to stick the label vegan onto my forehead. Regardless, my transformative journey continues including: questioning my food choices and indulging in fresh plants, feeding my curiosity about testing new vegan products and recipes plus starting the day with a handful of fresh fruits and berries. #freshfirst
How about motivating myself by writing a list of people, that I adore for their work and … for being a leading example in regard to a vegan lifestyle?
- Russell Brand, thought leader & yogi
- Kjetil Vidar Haraldstad, black metal drummer
- John Joseph, musician & hardcore frontman
- Rooney Mara, actress
- Kip Andersen, filmmaker & ARTivist
- Rich Roll, podcaster & athlete
- Yoko Ono, artist
- Benedict Cumberbatch, actor
- Simon Amstell, comedian
- Kat Von D, tattoo artist
- Jared Leto, actor & musician
- Billie Eilish, musician
To be continued. Do you have any suggestions to expand this list? ∎