recently…

So just yesterday [May 25th 2014] vowed to myself to live a simpler, more whole-hearted lifestyle.

And so, today is the first day, of what i hope will be a new outlook on life.

I have vowed to become a simpler and more whole-hearted person. To compliment others and to be a kind and loving friends and daughter. To be more grateful for the things around me and where I am and who I am. To love myself more, no picking at details. And to eat cleaner, no more processed or unhealthy foods, in the hope to become more refreshed and energised. I will have at least one day a week where I eat a vegetarian meal… just remember that that’s only 4 meals a month, it’s not a lot, is it?

I will aim to drink 500ml – 1L of water a day, between the times of 630-7:30am I hope, as I’ve read that this is really sets you off for the day and helps you to stay more awake. I will say at least one nice thing about others and myself a day. To not complain about anything [unless necessary] Be grateful for the value of living. And become a more free thinking soul, to believe in whatever my heart desires and not lose that faith. To live for what I believe in.

Just today I watched the documentary ‘earthlings’ It was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to watch in my life. I don’t think I’ve ever seen nothing as graphic as this. But I can tell you now, throughout the 28 minutes that I watched it, it has changed the way I look at what I am eating. This does, by no means, mean that I am going to become vegetarian or vegan, because I personally do not condone those lifestyles, especially at the age I am. But I now have seen a whole other side to things that I didn’t know existed. It makes me feel ashamed to be a human being. And even though I am not personally the one who is doing this to the animals, I am the one buying the meat and dairy products, I am the one supporting what these slaughter houses do, and it’s not okay.

In truth, I’m not a very sympathetic eater, I do not think of the cow when I eat my meat. Not that I eat meat, I actually really don’t like it. I am bordering on a pescatarian, but I eat chicken, but like many people, this is out of choice. Going on… I never think of the animal when I look at my food. I drench it is mayonnaise and get on with eating my meal, say thank-you to my parents for cooking it afterwards, and don’t give it a second thought. But I can tell you right now, that whenever I see a lamb chop or steak on my parents plate, without hesitation, I will think of the footage in ‘earthlings’ and feel sympathy for the poor animals whom had no control over what would happen to them.

It is today that I start to become more at peace with who I am, and why I am on this earth. I will seek growth and knowledge, kindness and faith. And I will surround myself with positive people. Now, this may sound stupid to some people, but this is who I now want to be, and if you don’t like it, i don’t really mind. Because it is all personal opinion and choice.


 

Today i have taken inspiration from:

@gabrielle_earth  +  @essenaoneill

 

Today, i am grateful for:

My warm, comfy bed

 

My favourite quote this week is:

“I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow”

 

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