I did not go to college expecting to find my husband there. In fact, if you would have told me that I would be married at 21, I would have thought you were insane. The biggest plan I had was to try to spend my 21st birthday at Disneyland.
Then I had an American History class my freshman year with a very good looking guy who wore tank tops and his arms were very distracting. Somehow, he was everything I never knew I wanted. On my first date with him, I felt like I never wanted to spend any time without him. We had to spend time apart as I got accepted to the Disney College Program and spent nine months there… But that was it. When I got back, we moved in together, we got engaged four months later, got married six months after that, and now we live in Florida with 4 dogs!
Now, I have been a vegetarian since we met. He has always been an omnivore. I became a vegan last year, he’s still an omnivore. I want to live a more “zero waste” lifestyle, he has no idea what that movement is but is on board with producing less trash and recycling more. He also eats a lot more fruits and vegetables than he ever did before! I don’t plan on trying to change him, because I love him. Would I love for him to at least be vegetarian? Of course! But I think it’s a decision you have to make for yourself in order to stick with it.
So, here’s the start of our new adventure together. We’re in Florida, we want to buy a house in the next 12-18 months, we want to start a family next year, and I think part of the way to budget to do that is for me to adjust to a better plant based diet and for us to live a more zero waste lifestyle. Here goes nothing!