Let’s play a game: try and describe your experience being vegan up until now in under five words. How would you sum up the challenge, connection, and fulfillment that’s part and parcel to the vegan lifestyle? Hundreds in our Instagram community responded, and here are the top 10 things vegans say about their identity. What’s yours? Let us know in the comments!
10 things vegans say
1. It changed my life
Many of you said that veganism has had such a fundamental impact on your life, that it’s changed it forever. Whether it’s through an improvement in health, a re-alignment with personal values, or a community of like-minded individuals to connect with, there’s no doubt that it’s made us who we are.
2. It’s been the best choice
Going vegan seems to be a decision that most of you count as one of your best. No regrets!
3. It’s lots of fun
Veganism isn’t just about personal values and life-changing realizations. It’s also about food! Eating plants is simple good fun, both in your kitchen or out!
4. It’s challenging, but not hard
Many of you commented that veganism is a challenge, but that it’s a worthwhile one that’s easier as you go along. We know that we’re super excited to see more and more vegan restaurants and products available for us to try!
5. It’s a glow-up
Many of you shared that the plant life is the good life. It’s made you happier, healthier, and more energized. That’s plant power for ya!
6. It’s for the animals
Everyone goes vegan for different reasons, but animal compassion is one of the biggest ones for us. There’s something about going to bed at night knowing we’re on the same side as our furry friends.
7. It’s aligned with my values
Just as animal welfare empowers us to make different choices, so does our desire to live according to our values on every level. Change begins on your plate!
8. It’s a learning experience
Vegan choices involve a great deal of learning, re-learning, and educating of those around us. Fortunately, this is also where most of the comic relief comes in!
9. It’s a forever thing
Many of you said that there’s just no going back now that you’re living the good vegan life. Once you know, you know.
10. It’s better late than never
After so much reflection on the impact vegansim has had on our lives, it’s tempting to feel that the switch was a choice made too late. But there’s no such thing in our mind; there’s never a better time to start than now!
What does veganism mean to you (in five words or less)? Tell us on Instagram or in the comments below! We love chatting with you 😊 -TeamCow