Gotta Start Somewhere…

When I started this blog, I promised myself I wouldn’t be embarrassed if there were long stretches without an update. Well here it is 8 months later and I’M BACK. No shame in my game.

I’ve been busy. Working on exciting projects, new jobs, and not doing a whole lot of cooking.

Last weekend, I went back to volunteering at my favorite place, Farm Sanctuary. Luckily I got to spend some quality time with some of my favorite beings on the planet.

One thing I always come back to, no matter how busy I am, is the impact of even the smallest actions.

We’re led to believe that we’re small dots in the universe. That our choices and ideas don’t move the needle of humanity.

Luckily for us, that isn’t true.

Every day we have the ability to transform the world around us. A friend of mine recently was making a huge life decision and said “This feels like a Sliding Doors moment.” But the truth is, every moment is a Sliding Doors moment. We just add significance to some moments because we’re humans looking for meaning. Any weekend spent volunteering makes a measurable impact. Every opportunity to eat plant-based has an impact. Taking a break from cheese for the week does make a difference. Just ask the failing dairy industry.

The point I’m trying to make is: you & your choices matter.

You have the power to make a difference. Every minute of every day.

While I think many people know that intellectually, they don’t want to live that way. It seems naive or optimistic, or maybe it’s just too much responsibility– the weight of which keeps us immobile.

I used to be that way. I used to sit on my couch thinking of all the things I could be doing to make a difference. Then I’d go back to Netflix. But I felt empty. And frustrated. I knew I wasn’t expressing myself in my choices or actions.

All this to say: if what I’m saying feels familiar, I get it. It’s hard to get over feeling insignificant.

You just have to take ONE action. Go vegan for a weekend. Educate yourself by watching Earthlings or Cowspiracy. Volunteer. Call an old friend and clear the air. Get the ball rolling and you’ll be on your way.

I have faith in you. ❤