Are you the only vegan you know? Most vegans I know haven’t been vegan their entire lives and they made the switch at some point. As soon as I had teeth my mom was feeding me some type of animal. It wasn’t until many years later that I made the switch.
While I’m okay being the only vegan in a room, I hear from several folks that they feel uncomfortable being the only one that ditched the animal foods. Firstly, if you’re the first from your circle that’s powered by plants, that’s good! Keep on munching that kale. Have you’ve seen that viral video of that one guy who starts wildly dancing alone? One by one people started to join him until he had a movement of swaying dancers around him. All it takes is one and if that’s you, your conviction to your cause will inspire others.
I’ve enrolled several people into a cruelty-free lifestyle and they’re happily seeing the results. Some people I didn’t even expect would, but they did.
It’s also a fantastic idea to seek out other like-minded people, try out new restaurants, and go to events that support you. It wasn’t until I started to search for like-minded people and places that I found a lot of food to eat and a lot of vegans to meet. Soon my circle expanded to include others who were already vegetarian or vegan and many people around me were inspired to change.
Lailah Moridzadeh graduated from CSUF with a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism, and a minor in Radio-TV-Film. Her life path and skills led her to running a business as an insurance broker and vegan coach helping people become healthier, wealthier, with more time and money freedom to reach their full potential in life. Visit GetVeganLifeInsurance.com for more information.