Happy New Year Veganista’s! I hope you all enjoyed an amazing holiday and festive season, and that you returned to your place of work well-rested and ready to take on the challenges of the New Year.
As some of you know, 2016 was a rollercoaster of a year for me – full of fabulous ups but not without its twists and turns. This year, instead of creating resolutions, I am reflecting on my purpose and working towards making small changes that will encourage big leaps towards it. I’ve come to notice that criticism is not something I accept easily, so that will be one of my first focal points to becoming the best possible version of me. We cannot grow if we are not able to receive guidance from others with an open and willing heart.
Criticism can either empower us – or break us down. The online vegan community tends to be fixated on calling out flaws, instead of offering support. It has never been more important for a movement to stand together and work towards our mutual goal – saving the world. If we want to see a change in ourselves and society, we need to be able to count on each other. So this year, let’s lift one another up, let’s contribute to each other’s causes and campaigns, let’s support start-ups even though they are pricey, let’s spread the amazing work that companies are doing instead of attacking their glitches, let’s give a little of our precious time to charities in need, and let’s accept criticism in a positive light.
As I make small changes to becoming more humane, I encourage you to do so too. Throughout this year, I will post about upcoming events, campaigns and activities that you can get involved with. I will also share the small changes I am making in case you want to try them too. Vegan or not, do the best you can and cause as little harm as possible. It is that simple.
Love Leo xx