Happy Saturday everyone!
This post is going to be really short, but I just thought I’d give you guys a little update on what I’ve been up to since my last post. This summer I only had one major plan and that was to road trip to San Antonio with a few friends for a girls trip! When that didn’t work out, I ended up adventuring in ways a little more close to home.
Unexpected Life Impact #1: The Decision to Go Vegan
This isn’t the first big dietary switch I’ve made, but gosh it is the hardest!
In 2015, I decided to go Vegetarian. It lasted for a year and roughly a month before I decided to give up my streak for a nice, hot, crunchy piece of homemade fried chicken. It wasn’t the fried chicken in itself that made me quit, but the lack of meal prepping and planning on my end! I was the only member of my family going Vegetarian, so I tried myself out on quick meals like salads and peanut butter sandwiches. (Amateur mistake, I know >.<)
This time however, my entire family watched a movie called What the Health. It was SUCH a well-done, informative documentary on the meat industry and its tie to disease and illnesses of all sorts. Not to mention the apparent underground ties that the meat industry has with the medical industry.
*Spoiler Alert: More meat = more sickness = richer doctors. *
The overall lesson I learned is simply stated: Ignorance is NOT bliss. It’s just ignorance… Since making this decision at the beginning of July, I’ve noticed a few really good differences healthwise (but I’ll save that for another post(; ). Now that the entire family is eating vegan, It has encouraged each of us to experiment with different foods in the kitchen a bit more.
Unexpected Life Impact #2: More Time in the Word
I guess I consider this “unexpected” because I didn’t really plan on spending as much time in the word as I have been this summer and I didn’t really plan for how it would impact my relationship with God!
I have always tried to be consistent in spending time with God every morning but I either wake-up at Late O’ Clock or I end up feeling like I kind of rushed Jesus in and out of my day for sake of time. Over the course of the summer however, I was able to just spend an hour or two in prayer or reading the word. It was so nice being able to have that time without worrying about to-do’s in the back of my mind!
Are there any ways this summer has impacted you? If so, comment below. I’d love to hear about it!