I’m happily unhappy, man…

Leaping lampreys, Mermaidman! Where the heck have I been?

Work, that’s where I’ve been, LOL. I have been getting so many hours of work recently, and after that scare I had last month of them taking all of my shifts away… I am so relieved. I actually got a relief position in the emergency room, which has been awesome. A little stressful, I won’t lie, but it’s been awesome. Right now I’m averaging 2-3 days a week in the ER, and then I am still picking up hours on the ward and in Health Records, so that’s really nice. It’s definitely keeping me busy. This month is going to be a bit slow, though, which is a nice change of pace. I’ll probably go a bit stir crazy, but I’m going to try my best not to. LOL.

What else has been happening? Hmmm. Well, as most know from my last post, I have made the decision to go vegan. I am still work-in-progress, but I’m getting there slowly but surely. I tried to do the cold turkey thing, but that was really hard on my body, so I have decided to do the slow conversion to my plant-based diet, and then phase out animal products in other areas of my life. I’m going a lot of research, and I bought a course on plant-based nutrition from MindBodyGreen, done by Rich Roll, who is an amazing teacher and he and his wife are a good inspiration. Here is a link to the course, if anyone is interested in checking it out. I have also been looking on YouTube, and two channels that I have found that I really enjoy are That Vegan Couple and Happy Healthy Vegan. Super helpful, and done in such a way that is educational but relatable, and set a good example of vegan living.

One thing that I have found with the vegan YouTube community that I feel warrants mentioning… there is a lot of drama. And when I say that there is a lot of drama, I mean that there is a lot. I was quite shocked, actually, and the things that these people say about each other are just ridiculous. Personal attacks, petty bullshit… it’s like high school. LOL. Quite detracting from the movement, I think, but once you get past the crap of certain people on the scene, there are a few good ones out there. I suppose that’s true for anything, though. Some people just take themselves way too seriously.

Oh, oh! One of my favourite bands in the whole world, Deap Vally, finally announced the release of their new album, “Femejism,” and put out a new music video! Of course, I had to jump on the pre-order… love these two girls so much, and I can’t get enough. So hard to find good music these days… something that’s different, something that makes me feel good. Here’s their new video:

Stuck in my head for days, I swear to Leviathan.

Currently, I’m working on a review of the new Whitechapel disc, so hopefully that will be up in a few days. I’m also going to try to do some recipe posts and such… I am giving some serious thought to trying out some video blogging, but who knows. It always seems like a good idea until I get in front of the camera. LOL. Hope everyone is having a good week!

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Going vegan and other stories.

So, this afternoon, I made the decision that I’m going to go vegan.

I have made that assertion in the past, anyone who knows me well knows that it’s something that I have been trying to do for years now, but I always seem to fail. I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching and research over the last few weeks (and it has consumed most of my online time – hence why no blog posts), and I have discovered several YouTubers and websites that have helped me out exponentially.

I make excuses. I have been making excuses for years. I don’t want to do that anymore. One of the things that I watched this weekend was “Earthlings.” That was really enough to cement my decision on its own, even without the other factors.

I have my weigh-in tomorrow for my Ideal Protein and I’m going to talk to my coach. The vegan lifestyle is not compatible with the diet protocol, so it will be more of a “thank you and goodbye” session with my coach. Plus, it’s just not financially feasible for me to do anymore.

I feel nervous, but I feel strong. I’m going to be utilizing this blog more to document my vegan journey. Might make some videos, post recipes and all of that stuff. We’ll see how it goes.

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