I’m Chelsea, 20 years old, and I’m currently studying a degree at Nottingham Trent University.
I went vegan in the summer of 2017 after being vegetarian for a few months in effort to better my health. I have chronic health difficulties and I’m disabled, but there’s no cure for what I have so I thought that changing my diet my at least help a little. I found that cutting meat out of my diet made a huge difference to my energy levels and actually changed my life in a really short time, so I made the decision to go vegan and I haven’t looked back! I found I had the energy I haven’t experienced since being a young child, and my chronic pain was a lot more tolerable than it had been in about 5 years.
Once I made the change, it was like a screen had been lifted and I was finally able to see the issues of non-vegan industries without making excuses. I began to really understand and see the kind of torture that I’d previously shielded myself from as a meat-eater and also began to understand the devastating effects on the planet. I started to follow campaigners and activists and I got more and more involved in the vegan community both online and locally, and I really started to feel more connected to the world around me – which brings me to now.
I still feel like a ‘baby vegan’, as I like to call it, because I’m still learning and I’m definitely still on this journey. I make mistakes sometimes because I don’t always understand the ingredients in products and I’m learning more and more about veganism every day. I thought it would be nice to share my journey with others who are just like me, just starting out on their own journeys, or are even just curious about how it is.
With all that said…
Welcome to my blog!