I am a 40 year old mother of 5 and a vegan. I'm a Barber and I am currently going to college to pursue a bachelor's in criminal justice. What started out as a 30 day challenge turned out to be a 1 year and 8 months lifestyle change. Growing up in a family of meat eaters, I would have never considered the journey I have been on through veganism.
My health has changed drastically. When I look in the mirror its apparent that my skin has changed dramatically, and my hair has taken on a whole new texture. Even though I have never had issues with high blood pressure, it seems that has dropped also. The energy I have now is 10 times better than what it was years ago and feel like I have added years to my life.
My lifestyle change has positively influenced the people around me, and I am proud to bring a little piece of veganism to family and friends in my small circle. Someone told me I was the only vegan they knew, which is bittersweet; its only bittersweet because of the fact that my good choices are encouraging others, and its bad that more people don't practice this healthier lifestyle.
From my personal experience as a vegan, veganism is a healthier and more fulfilling (mind, body, and spirit) choice for me. My mind has been more clear and my spirit feels cleansed. I feel this has been the best decision that I have made in my entire life. I encourage anyone to at least try a vegan lifestyle because the benefits are over whelming and you wont be disappointed.