I was addicted myself. I LOVED meat. I was a fully fledged carnist. I couldn’t see the point in being vegetarian let alone vegan. Tuna sandwiches, roast chicken, beef with yorkshire pudding… I adored it all.
But the reality is, one day I was shown the truth. And I chose to put my addiction to rest. The first few days were a bit tough going but that was all. Now I’m addicted to vegan food and I don’t ever plan on breaking the addiction.
You can fight it if you really want to fight it. But you have to put the effort in. Rest assured though, there is always a point in being vegan. Just ask 876 here. He can see the point. Or ask them. They see a point in going vegan. There’s always a point. Always.
Hello! Is this signing up for the October challenge or were you signing up to be paired with a mentor? (cause the last one is vegans.) Just wanted to double check!!! Also, for either one, we’d need some more information like your tumblr user name. Thank you! :)
No problem! It’s totally manageable. I’m a college student, too. It requires planning (that’s like my mantra lately when it comes to this stuff lol). Most dining halls now offer vegetarian and even vegan options, restaurants too. I’ve been a vegetarian for almost like seven years and even in that relatively short period of time I’ve seen the world become much more veg-friendly.
Dorm living can be a little tricky sometimes (I did this challenge myself during my freshman year while in dorms) but you might have a kitchen on your floor or somewhere if you’d rather cook for yourself.
Just be sure to do some research and plan out your meals ahead of the week if you think that will help you. There are lots of existing resources online about college veganism and we’ve got a few posts on our own blog here. There are loads of people who eat a vegan diet while in college, and if you’re prepared, I think it’ll be pretty manageable :) —Carolyn