High Hoe High Hoe — back to work I go. Well actually I returned yesterday, but as expected, my first day back was crazy. A weeks worth of disgruntled employees lined the hallways waiting to tell me their woes. I so badly wanted to reply “wtf are you whining about? I just spent my vacation days locked in my house because our town has been covered in forest fire smoke for a month” Instead, I said things like “I understand how frustrating that must have been for you, how can I help?”
Since this is my blog, I will spill out my woes to you all. Like I was saying, I spent a weeks worth of holidays mostly indoors. I did get out to a couple parties, I went to the gym, I shopped, I watched documentaries, and I DRANK and had sex. So it wasn’t all bad — haha. What I really wanted, however, was to lay on the beach or run the trails behind my house. I wanted fun in the sun not tears in the smoke. I wasn’t crying… no, no, no… my eyes were leaking due to a heavy dose of forest fire smoke. Everything smells like campfire right now. Even the towels inside my house. It’s disturbing to reach for your bath towel after a refreshing shower only to smell fire.
OK there it’s out of my system — I’m done bitching for now. Day 2 of my regular routine, and I’m feeling pretty good. I attribute this mainly to my new lifestyle of veganism. I not just vegan, I’m eating a plant based, whole food diet now. I made this change just over two weeks ago after watching numerous disturbing documentaries. Why change? I’ve been asked this by everyone I know, so let me share. Number one — we are killing the planet with agriculture. We no longer raise animals on small farms. NOPE, agriculture has taken a noise dive right to world destruction. Animals are now treated with such cruelty just because we overindulge in meat and animal products. I watched some of this treatment, and it made me cry.
Number TWO: Read the China Study… eating plant based, whole foods reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, and other life threatening diseases.
Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation. – Source “Cowspiracy.com”
I have many other numbers to go through, but I think I’ve made my point. Most of my friends have told me to stop watching documentaries. I, on the other hand, am ecstatic about my choice. I feel amazing, and I’ve lost 7lbs in two weeks. I EAT all the time now, and I’m never hungry. Life is good.
Besides my new way of feeding myself, I’ve got a new man in my life. More on him tomorrow. Time to get back to work — now I’m really crying. Until tomorrow my friends, be well.