Posts tagged switching to a plant based diet
HUGE Announcement: The Top Secret Project We've been Working on for Ya!

The day that I've been hinting about endlessly has arrived! Long gone are the days in which I tease you mercilessly and tell you about how excited we are feeling about the top secret project we've been working on, or the time I showed you lots of pictures of all the fun we were having at a mystery house in the mountains, or the time I shared how I fell in love with Carlos even more over a wooden table in the middle of a mountain thanks to this little top secret thing we've been working on.

The wait is over my friends! At least the wait to share what it is we've been working on with blood sweat and tears over the past year. 

Are you ready?!

Drumroll!

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When your Job Isn't Vegan

This statement regarding "vegan jobs" sounds kind of strange, I know. What do you mean with whether or not my job is vegan? Can a job be vegan or not vegan? Well, just as we did with our "when my partner isn't vegan" episode and post, I thought I'd use the same structure to discuss the dilemma some people have when they're facing their transition to being vegan, but they have a career or job that doesn't go hand in hand with their new way of eating, especially when we make this change for our love of animals. In today's episode we're going to talk about what to do when you're faced with the desire to go vegan but at the same time you're faced with realizing your job or occupation requires you to still produce, cook, serve, or work with animals for food, use animal products, use animals for entertainment purposes, etc.

Just in case this sounds vague, let me paint a picture for you. What if you're thinking of going vegan or have gone vegan, but you're a chef or cook at a non-vegan restaurant? What if you're a zoo keeper, or you work in labs that use animals for research? What if you work at a butcher shop, or at a supermarket and have to handle meat? What if you work in a farm raising animals for food? What if you're a server at a non-vegan restaurant? What if your family business is a dairy based ice cream business, or a bakery that uses animal products, or you live in an abattoir town where most of the jobs available are in the slaughterhouse industry?

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Now Vegan Me, Meet Year One Vegan Me: Lessons Learned through the Years while Being Vegan

Sometimes Carlos and I have these super fun brainstorming sessions over beers or veggie burgers in which we make a list of topics we want to cover in videos, podcast episodes and blog posts. I love getting his perspective because he always gets these awesome ideas that are really helpful and in line with the many questions we get from all our readers and listeners. Today's episode and post is entirely his creative baby. A few weeks ago we were talking about how differently we see things now, a few years into being vegan, as opposed to our first year, and he jumped up and said: "oh my God! You should make a podcast episode where your now vegan self meets your year one vegan self and gives her a slightly different perspective, based on all the lessons learned through the years!".

I know... genius right?

So that's what we're doing today, our current vegan selves are going to share how different things are now, from how we see and understand veganism now, to the kind of content we share, to the way we advocate, to the worries that were eased with time, the social situations that were handled better with time, and how they got so much easier and much more.

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