I realized something a few days ago. I’m not in a competition.
I’ve only been online for a few months and I realized I’m trying harder, and harder, and harder… to do what? To be something I’m not. The Perfect Vegetarian.
After listening to people, talking to people, watching conversations going back and forth, reading comments on websites and Twitter, I realized there is a competition, of sorts, going on. A “perfection competition.” Who’s the best vegetarian? Who’s the best vegan? Who’s the best raw foods foodie? Who drinks the most green smoothies?
It’s subtle, but I realized I was being drawn in, and that’s not what I’m about. I’m not trying to be perfect.
What I’m “about” is making the foods I used to eat (and stopped eating when I became a vegetarian), available to vegetarians using new products that haven’t been available before.
Shepherd’s Pie? Got it. Garlic Fried Calamari? Got it. Chicken Soup? Got it. Beef Curry? Got it. Sausage and Peppers? Got it. More recipes coming? You got it!
Do I eat animals? No. Do I eat dairy? Rarely. Do I eat eggs? Sometimes free-roaming. (Maybe someday I’ll have my own chickens and keep them as pets when their egg laying days are over because I’m probably going to be an old woman with a house full of animals!)
Am I a Perfect Vegetarian? No. But if everyone does the best they can, as I try to do, then what more can we expect of each other? Perfection? No. Doin’ our best? Yes!