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How to Make Extra Money Online

How to Make Extra Money Online

So recently I have discovered a way to make extra money on the side that works. No, it’s not any long surveys that you have to fill out, it’s effortless. Perfect for any college student that might need some extra money for leisure or to […]

Becoming Vegan: My Journey

Becoming Vegan: My Journey

I have some exciting news! I’m becoming vegan, finally after being a vegetarian for a while. It’s been one year and a half of giving up meat so I decided to give up all animal products. Which includes dairy, egg, and honey. Why now? Why […]

Having a Meat Eater as a Boyfriend: My experience

Having a Meat Eater as a Boyfriend: My experience

Dating, for many of us it’s a struggled to find the perfect love match. Others, or should I say the older generation think it’s way harder to find someone in this day in age. Why? Well dating apps, people always stuck to their phones and should I say antisocial or insecurities? Besides all of that, we crave love. I mean who doesn’t? But this post, unfortunately, isn’t about how to find love. Instead of what it’s like to be in love and dating someone who is the complete opposite from you. I mean opposites do attract, it’s a physics thing. So you might be asking what it’s like to be dating someone who is a meat eater. You either gave up meat or is thinking about it. Well, let me tell you all about my experience. 

Before I decided to take the leap and become a dedicated vegetarian. My boyfriend and I were simply taking our first steps in becoming official. Then 10 days before he asked me out I decided to become vegetarian. Now I wrote a post about how I made my transition and well if you read it you know about the sin I committed. Was my boyfriend a part of it? You may be asking, and the answer is yes (lol). Everyone was! But let me tell you, he was supportive and willing to stick by my side. I guess that’s when you know if someone really likes you and is into you. When you make a change in your personal life and they don’t run towards the hills if you know what I mean. So the journey started and there were some bumps on the road. As a new vegetarian I was nervous, what will people think about me? Will they think I’m weird? I shouldn’t really care about those around me but I was. Especially when my boyfriend would forget to tell people I didn’t eat meat and why I couldn’t make it to dinner. Or why I wasn’t eating anything at a barbeque because everything contained meat or was made with chicken broth. Was everyone against me? I thought every time there was nothing for me to eat. Dramatic, I know, but that’s how I perceived every situation in my head. I was upset, lost, confused and very emotional. I felt left out and everything because I decided to stop eating meat. But I stuck through it, I knew this was the right choice. 

Anyways, regardless of how I felt he stuck by my side. He really supported me through my first year of becoming vegetarian. Looking up places to eat on Yelp and trying new vegan restaurants with me. Oh, and remember to tell others I was vegetarian. Now I get a lot of questions from friends if he has decided to join me on my vegetarian journey. Meaning if he want’s to transition as well. We’ve talked about it and he thought maybe in the future he can try it out. But for now he is choosing to try out cruelty-free products and it makes me so proud! My lifestyle is influencing him to try new products. If he ever decides to become vegetarian or vegan, I am going to support and guide him through the whole process. You might be asking or wondering why I decided to talk about something so intimate about my relationship. If you didn’t well I’m still going to tell you. I wanted to give you guys an example. Although many of us don’t agree with the life choices or things that others are supporting. Maybe because they aren’t the same as ours. It shouldn’t be the reason why we should stop talking or getting to know a person. I don’t believe in pressuring others to stop eating meat but instead to inform them and have them aware of what the animals go through. That paints a bigger picture. I really hope that you all enjoyed this post and please check out Coffee with Bae you won’t regret it, thanks. 

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Visiting Tepatitlan, Jalisco

Visiting Tepatitlan, Jalisco

I am finally back from my week-long vacation in México, and I am a little bit upset. It’s always nice to visit the motherland, walking around hearing the language. Experiencing the culture in full swing. It really is what I enjoy the most. But like any fairytale story, […]

How To Travel As A Vegetarian | My tips & tricks

How To Travel As A Vegetarian | My tips & tricks

I am so excited to announce that I am going to Mexico this month (or in a couple of days I should say). It’s been years that I’ve been to a rural part of Mexico. Around 10 years! Not to mention that I was not vegetarian […]

Why You Should Visit Point Reyes Lighthouse

Why You Should Visit Point Reyes Lighthouse

May is honestly the busiest month for me, not only are graduations going on but it’s also my birthday month. Okay, let me be less dramatic, my birthday is also in May. But honestly, this past month has been full of celebrations. Getting away from it all was a must. As a birthday gift, my boyfriend decided to give me the best surprise ever. You know, as I get older I really appreciate a getaway. Whether it’s exploring a neighboring city or another state. It’s definitely better than the whole club or bar celebrations. I honestly never thought I would get to this point in my life, but surprise! I have. 

Anyways, he surprised me with a late brunch at Farm House Local. Hands down the best place ever! It’s an organic restaurant with the best service and food. But enough about that. Let’s get to the actual surprise. First of all, I hate surprises! Yes, another rant. The thought of not knowing where I’m going or what I’m receiving just gives me plain anxiety. I would love it if surprises didn’t exist in my life. Maybe because I love being in control and love knowing what’s going on. But after brunch, we hit the road and I was lost for a whole hour. I didn’t know where I was going. But suddenly it felt like home. It was very gloomy with fog building up. I put down my window and stuck out my hand. Excitement filled my face, there was a familiar smell. I could taste the saltiness in the air. We were going somewhere near the ocean. Suddenly he confessed, we were going to Point Reyes Light House. One of the best places to see whales pass by with their calfs. 

I thought it was such a thoughtful and amazing gift because I love whales! Ever since I was a young girl I’ve been a fond of them. But unfortunately, the fog was too thick to see any whales or the water below. That did not discourage me at all. The lighthouse itself was breathtaking and full of history. In 1870, the lighthouse was purposely made to warn sailors about the stretch of land covered in fog. It was amazing to learn about the people that lived there and who operated the lighthouse. 

We plan on going back in January and hope that we see many whales pass by. Honestly, this is such a magical place that everyone needs to visit. So now that we discovered this little gem, I really want to explore more places in California. 

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How Walking The Stage Changed My Life

How Walking The Stage Changed My Life

It has been a year since I’ve graduated from San Jose State University. Time truly does fly! So, in honor of my one-year anniversary and graduation season; I thought it was a good idea to share my thoughts and experience as a new grad. Something […]

Cruelty-Free Tampons

Cruelty-Free Tampons

Let’s talk about periods for a second. Not the grammatical type of periods but the ones that make you spend money every month. Or like the media likes to call it “mother nature”. Yes, people, I’m getting there. Oh, how non-delightful it is to have […]

Becoming a Vegetarian: For Beginners

Becoming a Vegetarian: For Beginners

I have been a vegetarian for a year and I thought that it would be extremely helpful to share my tips on how to stay meat-less. Before I begin, I know that there are articles and youtube videos that give you tips on how to become vegetarian/vegan but they aren’t as honest. What I mean is that there wasn’t an article talking about the culture clash that I would be experiencing or how people close to me would not accept my beliefs. Yes, it’s all rainbows and glitter when you decide to become vegetarian or vegan but the battle begins when you start telling people you’ve made the change. In my experience, cutting off meat completely wasn’t an issue. Telling people that I don’t eat meat, now that’s when the main issue rose. The why are you doing this? Where did you get this crazy idea from? And one person can’t save the world. These questions and comments are the hard ones to overcome. But I got you, don’t worry, I’m sharing with you thing’s I wish someone told me before I started thinking about transitioning.

Let’s begin,  If you live in a household where your loved ones or roommates consume meat for basically all of their meals, then you’re in the same boat as me. At the beginning, it was extremely hard for me because my family didn’t really understand why I gave up meat completely, and well it was my fault. I didn’t really explain to them why I was making this change, which brings me to my first tip.

Why are you becoming vegetarian or vegan?

People are going to ask you why you made this change and if you don’t know how to answer this question then it’s going to be easier for you to give everything up. If it’s to create awareness, save animals, or dietary restrictions, you need to be confident about your beliefs and answer this question honestly. For example, I get this question asked so many times I have lost count. What I usually say is that I am doing this because I do not believe in consuming meat in order to survive. I don’t have the rights to decide whether something should be treated as a pet or an object. Do you get me? Now let’s go to the next tip.

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Research, research, research!

No, you don’t need a peer review article to do your research. What I mean is look online and find recipes. You are going to get rid of your main protein source so you need to replace it with other things like veggies or tofu. Read what other people are eating and what has helped them stay full after their meals.  Like this article here. Okay, on to the next tip.

Identify your support system.

Who is supporting your choice of being vegetarian or vegan? In my case, my number one support system has been my boyfriend, family, and some friends. They are going to be the ones rooting for you. Why do you need a support system? There’s going to be times where you’re going to give up. People telling you why are you doing this or feeling overwhelmed. Those people will have your back and reassure you why you’re vegetarian or vegan. If you don’t have a support system try to follow Instagram, twitter, facebook or Tumblr accounts that promote this lifestyle. People usually share their recipes, cruelty-free makeup, and favorite food brands.

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These three tips of advice I mentioned are essential if want to become a vegetarian or vegan. It’s more than just deciding to turn vegetarian/vegan and start changing your diet. There are people who are going disagree with you, question your beliefs and put you down. I know people promote the importance of becoming vegetarian/vegan but they never talk about the struggles they’ve encountered. So, be sure to have all of these tips in mind when you are transitioning. Remember why you’re doing this and stick to it! You got this!

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Monday Motivation: It’s Okay To Be Vegetarian

Monday Motivation: It’s Okay To Be Vegetarian

It isn’t hard to transition into vegetarianism, maybe turning straight vegan, but letting go of meat isn’t that difficult. If you are focused and know why you are transitioning you should be fine. Sure the smell of chicken wings or tacos de carnitas (pork tacos) might tingle […]