Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The True Test

Tomorrow it's about to go down. {in my Kevin Hart voice}

I am heading home to spend a long weekend with my mom, fur kiddos, family, and friends. This time around; however, things will be quite different. When I left the Carolinas on January 7th, I was an omnivore, and now I'm returning a vegan.

I've often wondered how my first visit home would be after starting my vegan journey. Before trips home were filled with {numerous} stops to Bojangles, Chick-fil-a, Krispy Kreme, Fatz Cafe, Sonic Drive Inn, Waffle House, Lynn's Drive Inn, Carolina Cafe, Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse...well, you get the picture.

Now, that I'm #aboutthatvegan life, what's a girl to do?

Well for starters, I've made an 'after-flight' meal that I'll eat as soon as get settled. (Shout out to my aunt Mae who's picking me up in the a.m). I created a mini shopping list and will go grocery shopping. Also, I will bring my homemade vegan walnut chocolate chip cookies to fend off any sweet hankerings that may arise. It's all about setting myself up for success, folks. 

A few days ago, a friend asked me what makes me most nervous about the trip home. My answer was simply "being in a car". He gave me a confused look, and I further explained "It's easy in the city. There's tons of walking, bag carrying, and all you want to do is get from point a to point b as quickly as possible. Things are totally different at home for me. I'm constantly on the go when I'm home, and I consume many snacks and meals in the car. Back in the day, it was nothing for me to hit up a Burger King and McDonald's drive thru in the afternoon, and then slide in Sonic for a milkshake for dessert. In the car, I made moves and I also ate {alot} there. I'll have to figure out how to be content in the car sans food. This is the true test for me."

19 hours and counting...







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