One thing that going vegan has taught me is that I can do anything I set my mind to! I’ve never really believed in myself a lot tbh. All of the different goals I’ve had throughout my life have been left in the past because I thought I wasn’t good enough for them or I could never achieve them.
That’s the same idea I had about going vegan. I was always interested. I’m allergic to dairy anyway so removing meat and eggs was easier. But I always thought wow how can people do that? It seemed impossible to me and I thought I could never do it myself. But one day I just said fuck it and I told myself I’d try it out for a week. I struggled at first, I ate mostly rice. It took a while but I learned about all the cool vegan stuff I could make and I started trying it out. Started eating more fruits and veggies and trying new things, like tofu.
I learned about nutrition and eating a whole foods plant based diet. I got this book, how not to die by Michael Greger. That one week turned into two weeks, three weeks, a month. The time went by so quick and I assumed I wouldn’t be able to make it past a week. All the sudden its been a couple months and I’m loving it!
Anyway the point of this story is that I fully believed I’d never be able to achieve this. But here I am. And I still feel the same way about many other goals. I dismiss ideas because I feel like I would never be able to do them.
So this isn’t really a vegan post this is a philosophical post. Veganism was just the thing that taught this to me personally. The point is, you can reach any goals you strive for. Don’t ever think you’re not good enough. Because that idea has held me back for a lot of my life. Whatever goal it is you have that you’ve been thinking about for a while but not pursuing out of insecurity, this is your sign to go for it. It might be hard at first, it’ll take learning and dedication. But I promise, you can do it!
💕❤️✨ sending out positive vibes this morning. I hope you all have a great week!
My history teacher back in high school had a clock on his wall that had no arms and it just said “now” in place of all of the numbers. Kids would always joke about it but one day, one of the kids asked him why.
Im paraphrasing here, this was years ago but he said “because we’re always waiting. Waiting for class/work to be over. Waiting for the weekend. Waiting for the summer. Waiting for that vacation. Waiting to graduate. Waiting for the future. A good portion of our lives is spent just waiting. So when are we going to start actually living?”
I know, it’s easier said than done. It’s hard to force yourself to enjoy doing those little things that you don’t particularly want to be doing, like work or errands or whatever. & everyone has bad mental health days, I know. But I think if we consciously try to become more aware of our waiting, and we try to live in the moment, we can all enjoy life a lot more. Life is never not now.
Look out for yourself. Stand up for yourself. Because nobody else is gonna do it for you. If you are unhappy, create your own happiness. Stop waiting on others to provide it. If you want something, go out and get it.
You can’t control others and you can’t control your circumstances but you can control how you experience it and how you deal with it. So let go of your expectations, stop relying on temporary people and live your life the way you want to live it.