Just like that, a half of the year is over. Can you believe it? How are your resolutions coming along? Here were some of mine:
- Stop buying cruelty free products: Didn’t happen
- Stop eating meat: Mostly happened, but not 100%
- Get to my goal weight: Definitely didn’t happen lol
If New Year resolutions were a course in school, I’d fail. But not for lack of trying! While I am extremely more educated and conscious of animal’s rights, I swiftly learned that buying truly cruelty free products is next to impossible due to every company being owned by some much bigger parent company that has one thousand other companies that it reigns over. So even if one cruelty free brand exists, another one that isn’t may share its same parent, and then there’s a big ol’ grey area. That, and so many things you didn’t realize could be tested on animals are! It’s incredibly sad and I’m going to try to do my best within my means. Cruelty Free Kitty has been an awesome resource!
Next: no meat! I would say I’ve stuck to being pescatarian about 90%… maybe even more. I have had some meat products in work-supplied lunches and such, but have not purchased any meat on my own, and I don’t even miss it.
Finally: weight loss. Yeesh. If anything I think I gained weight. Recently I’ve started working out again, but my diet is still kind of trash! I really gotta get back into the swing of things…
That all said, despite my failures I had a pretty fun start to 2019. I’m kicking off the second half with my family to celebrate Fourth of July, and I can’t wait to fill up another book with this year’s adventures. If you’d like, check out my video below for a full Hobonichi flipthrough of the first half of 2019, my pages from January all the way to the end of June! The book got so big, it was nearly impossible to write in by the end of it.
If you have visited my blog in the past, you might notice I’ve changed up layouts! I was getting tired and bored of my old one, and it was lacking some features I wanted to add. I’ve also abolished comments, so I may be feeling like I’m screaming into the void now more than ever. Oh well. If you ever need to get a hold of me, you know where to find me. ‘Til next time, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!